Botox® Injections are a muscle relaxing agent that work at motor nerve endings. It's used exclusively in the face and neck region. Botox® Treatments or Injections are effective in reducing wrinkles such as frown lines, horizontal forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, etc.
Wrinkles may be caused when a muscle tightens. Botox® is injected through skin into muscle. Botox® keeps muscle from tightening. When muscle can't tighten, wrinkles do not show as much.
Botox® Cosmetic Treatments or Injections work by temporarily reducing contractions of muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed between our eye brows over time.
Botox® comes from a kind of bacteria. This bacteria can make one very sick. But doctors found that a chemical in Botox® can help treat some health problems. Doctors have been using it safely for many years.
During treatments, injections of small doses of toxin are injected into affected muscles. As what happens with botulism, toxin binds to nerve endings, blocking a release of chemicals, which would otherwise signal muscle to move. Toxin thus paralyzes or weakens injected muscle but leaves other muscles unaffected.
After treatment with Botox® Cosmetic, you may notice marked improvement in the frown lines between your brows. But Botox® Cosmetic Injections will not radically change facial appearance.
Botox® Cosmetic Injections are a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that temporarily smooths moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years old. Botox® Injections are the only cosmetic treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
After one 10-minute treatment with a few tiny injections there's a noticeable improvement within days in moderate to severe wrinkles between your brows, which can last up to 4 months.
Side effects from treatments can include pain at injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache or upset stomach. Injections on a face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. Do not use Botox® if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Botox® Cosmetic is a great alternative to more evasive cosmetic surgery. Call today to schedule a consultation on cosmetic procedures offered in our office.
Creative Health Center
1012 Druid Road East
Clearwater, Florida 33756
Jayam Krishna Iyer, M.D.
Board Certified in Anesthesiology & Pain Management