As we grow older, the early signs of aging begin to take hold on our bodies and one of the first things to show these changes is our face. Over the course of time, it will develop wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet, giving us a look that appears older. For some people this look can be seen as unattractive, but it’s an unavoidable part of life.

These early signs of aging commonly develop on our face over the years because the facial muscles responsible for our expressions contract as we smile, squint, or frown. As time passes by, these issues become more problematic as they intensify and become more visible.

Fortunately, frown lines, crow’s feet, and other types of wrinkles can easily be treated with an injectable treatment like Botox. A small amount of Botox can relax the underlying muscles responsible for the formation of wrinkles and deliver the youthful look you desire. Before undergoing the treatment process, however, it’s important that you understand what Botox is.

What is Botox?

The Botox cosmetic injectable is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. It is composed of Botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin designed to relax the muscles temporarily. It does this by inhibiting brain signals that causes the muscles to contract.

The Botox treatment shows results immediately, and over the course of time, you will notice a significant improvement in your look. It is a minimally invasive treatment that can be done in as little as 15 minutes. You can get the treatment over your lunch break and be ready to get back to your normal daily activities as soon as it is over.

Botox is designed to be a safe and effective treatment for the early signs of aging. The FDA approved Botox in 1989. In 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botox for a cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

How does Botox Work?

Botox Cosmetic is a nonsurgical, in-office treatment that requires minimal preparation. Before the procedure, you should consult your doctor and discuss your medical history, allergies, or medical conditions before you go in for the treatment. You need to ensure that your treatment provider is a licensed physician who has experience performing the procedure.

The Botox cosmetic must simply be injected into the designated regions of the face for it to work it’s magic. Skilled hands are required to make sure the appropriate amount is applied to reach the best results possible.

What Happens During The Procedure?

First, you’ll have to clean your face and remove any makeup. Topical anesthesia can be administered by your doctor to avoid any pain or discomfort, during the procedure. Once the preparations are made, the doctor performing the treatment will administer 3-5 injections of Botox into the forehead to get rid of those unsightly horizontal lines.

He will inject the targeted area between the eyebrows to relax the forehead muscles. Usually, the requirement is three injections to smoothen out the lines. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Studies show that around 80% of people who have undergone the Botox treatment displayed significantly softened frown lines. The effects of the treatment typically wear off within three to four months, but it is safe to undergo repeat treatment sessions down the line.

Who Are The Ideal Candidates For Botox?

Adults over the age of 21 are eligible for a botox treatment. The candidacy for this treatment depends on whether an individual is physically healthy and has realistic expectations about the procedure.

Contact Our Office

Interested in rejuvenating your youthful good looks with a Botox treatment? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with North Coast Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Gregory Park is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who can help you on your journey to a more youthful and beautiful look.