BOTOX ® Injection Treatments
Because everyone has unique expressions, we move our facial muscles in a repetitive way. Over time, those repetitive movements -- furrowing the brow, frowning, smiling -- cause wrinkles and fine lines -- especially around the eyes and mouth in the form of crow’s feet and frown lines.
No one likes the fact that those lines make them look and feel older than they really are. Botox treatments can help men and women rejuvenate and revitalize their appearance, which is why the injections have become increasingly popular over the last few years
What is Botox and How Does It Work?
BOTOX is the trade name for botulinum toxin A, which was first approved for use as a treatment by the FDA in 1990 specifically for eye muscle spasms. The cosmetic value, however, became readily apparent.
Small does of Botox injected in designated areas block the nerve muscles responsible for repetitive actions, and thus improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox literally paralyzes the area.
The positive results of the injection can last for up to eight months, although 4-6 months is more common. Added benefits of Botox injections may also include the:
- improvement of migraine headaches
- reduce of excessive sweating
- improvement in chronic back and jaw pain
- relief & relaxation of muscle twitches
Anyone in generally good health who has fairly shallow fine lines and wrinkles is a good candidate for Botox treatments.
Botox is a very diluted form of the botulinum toxin type A. This is the same nerve toxin that causes the paralyzing effects of botulism.
Cosmetic Botox treatments however only contain a miniscule amount of the toxin and pose very little threat to the average person seeking treatment for their skin.
Just think back to all of those precautions you took over the years to stop the imminent signs of aging. Remember all of the sun block, all of the moisturizing creams and those silly facial exercises.
That was a lot of work considering you were trying to ward off something that was both inevitable and would only manifest itself in the future. But is it really inevitable? It doesn't seem that way now.
Botox injections are sweeping the nation and it's sweeping those dirty little signs of aging under the carpet. This is the future of cosmetic surgery and if it works as well as people say, the future is looking easier and easier to postpone.
Last year 12.2 million men and women (cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in the US during 2011 by Board Certified surgeons), including presidential candidate John Kerry, have decided that they wont be a victim of the prejudice that comes along with the signs of aging. Another 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures
was performed. That adds up to 13.8 million cosmetic procedures performed in the US during 2011.
Botox Injections are Proven Safe and Effective
Botox has proven itself to be the best way to make you look younger and look natural, unlike complicated, expensive and permanent plastic surgery. This is important, especially in today's high-octane business world, where the face you put forward says as much about you as what's coming out of your mouth.
They have taken their destiny and put it in the hands of their doctor who, in a matter of minutes can make all those years of creams and lotions and potions irrelevant.
Initially there were some concerns that injecting a neurotoxin into your skin, just several inches from your brain was a bad idea, but after millions of successful procedures it is clear that there is little to no risk, as so far, there has not been one reported case of any kind of permanent damage associated with Botox cosmetic injections.
It is sad but it's true, wisdom is no longer a virtue and youth and new ideas are what make American business grow at the rate that has but the United States at the top of the world economy and has created the wealthiest nation the earth has ever seen.
How is Botox Used?
Botox is injected into the muscles in the neck, forehead and around the eyes that cause wrinkles when you frown, squint, laugh or smile.
The injections block the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles, so the muscles relax and the skin looks smoother. The shots cause very little discomfort, but your doctor may numb the area with ice or an anesthetic cream before giving you the shots. The treatment takes about 10 minutes. You should not lie down or bend over for 6 hours after an injection to keep the toxin from spreading to other muscles.
It takes about four days for Botox to start to relax the muscles. The results last up to 4 months. To maintain the effects, you will need to repeat treatments every 3 to 6 months.
What are the Benefits?
Basically fewer wrinkles will show up on the areas of the face that were treated with Botox injections.
This means fewer crow's feet, fewer laughlines and fewer frown lines on the forehead. These effects will last as long as the Botox is in your system, which is usually about 3 to 6 months.
What are the Risks?
Before receiving Botox injections, be sure to tell your health care provider if you have ever had heart disease or a nerve or muscle disorder such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) or myasthenia gravis. Botox may make these conditions worse.
To consult with a certified Botox professional , fill in the form on the right-hand side of the page and a we will get back to you within short. You will then be given the option to schedule a free consultation or book an appointment with a certified professional.
Botox is the Most Popular Procedure Among Both Men and Women
Aside from the cautions below, millions of men and women receive Botox treatments each year. The injections are the most popular procedure among both men and women and when performed by a qualified and experienced professional, Botox injections are considered to be a very safe procedure.
Botox injections should not, however, be given to;
- women who are pregnant, or
- people with neuromuscular disorders
Botox Cosmetic Creams & Products vs Botox Injections
While Botox cosmetic creams are less expensive and arguable less invasive than Botox injections, the results are not immediate and user reviews are uneven. Many of these products make huge claims and simply do not deliver. Trying one cream after another is a hit or miss exercise that can, in itself, become very expensive.
Permanent Satisfactory Results with Traditional Methods
Revitalizing your looks and restoring your natural beauty doesn’t have to be painful or expensive. If you want reasonably “permanent” results and a high level of satisfaction, Botox injections are the way to go. So if you want to look younger and you want to be considered a young dynamo with fresh ideas. Or you just want to look young at your daughters wedding (after all those photos last forever) then Botox injections is a great option for you.
Free Consultation With a Certified US Professional
To learn more about Botox Injections and it's related cost please fill out the contact form below, or call us today at the number found in the upper right corner of this page. You will then get the option to schedule a free consultation with a Board Certified Professional in Your local area. The majority of surgeons have financing plans available to offer their customers.