If you are like the millions out there doing as much as they can to combat the inevitable signs of facial aging, there is one non-surgical option you absolutely must know about: Botox. Botox injections are proven to prevent and reduce the wrinkles associated with repetitive muscle contractions.

These contractions occur during common facial expressions. Over time, the wrinkles caused by these expressions deepen and start to diminish our appearance. Botox injections work by blocking the nerve impulses that are sent to the muscles that crease during facial expressions.

The actual injection process takes anywhere from five to fifteen minutes, which means it can be performed during your lunch hour at work. There is no need for downtime, and the effects of the treatment can last about three months.

To gain a better understanding of Botox injections, contact the San Diego office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Park.