Botox Treatment Options
Botox® is one of the most popular procedures for turning back Father Time. This procedure involves the injections of a solution to relax facial muscles that lead to fine lines and wrinkles. With just a few minutes at the doctor’s office, patients can enjoy a smoother, younger complexion for up to four months after treatment.
How is Botox® Used?
Botox® can be used on different facial areas, to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some of the most common areas addressed by Botox® include:
- Crow’s Feet (fine lines that appear in the outer corners of the eyes)
- Frown Lines (furrows that appear between a person’s eyebrows)
- Forehead Lines (horizontal lines that span the forehead)
This procedure does not work well on severely sun-damaged skin or sagging skin that is the unfortunate byproduct of the forces of gravity. The procedure is also used to treat excessive sweating, uncontrollable eye blinking, and lazy eye. The formula can also bring relief to some patients with chronic migraines or urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® is typically administered in the physician’s office, with no sedation or anesthesia required. The doctor carefully marks the areas for treatment and then uses a very fine needle to inject the Botox® solution directly into the muscle. The entire procedure takes just a few minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas to be treated.
Recovery and Results
After the procedure, patients may return to normal activities right away. Side effects are rare and may include temporary bruising and headaches for the first 24 to 48 hours. It may take up to one full week to see the full results of the procedure. Results generally last three to four months before a touch-up treatment is required.
Botox® is a non-invasive, low-cost way to say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles that belie your age.