How Does Botox Work?
Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that can become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even when you’re not. By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, Botox can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face.
Injected into the skin, BOTOX works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. By blocking nerve impulses BOTOX is able reduce the muscle activity that causes unwanted fine lines and deep-set wrinkles. Many branches of medicine are using BOTOX Cosmetic injections today to treat TMJ, Bruxism, migraines, and of course, for cosmetic purposes
Is BOTOX Painful?
BOTOX consists of a series of mild injections which are very tolerable. On occasion minor bruising can occur but lasts only a few days.
How Soon Will I see Results?
BOTOX injections require no downtime and you will see the amazing results in a few days. A full effect may take up to two weeks but your new look will last for several months. In addition to working well with our fillers, you can compliment your BOTOX Cosmetic injections with our many of our other anti aging treatments to help maximize your desired results.
Dr. O'Brien offers a wide variety of skin treatments that can help reduce or temporally remove wrinkles, lift scar cavities, promote elasticity, replace volume lost by soft tissue, and help stem the effects of aging. BOTOX is one of the most widely known and popular wrinkle reduction treatments to hit the market.
Common Botox Procedures Performed by Dr. O'Brien are:
- Botox Brow Lift
- Crow's Feet
- Glabella (1's, 11's, or 111's)
- High Smile Line Correction (Gummy Smile)
- Forehead line reduction
- TMJ and Facial Pain reduction
Source: American Academy of Facial Esthetics