Botulinum toxin injection, also known as Botox treatment, is one of the most sought after solutions for unwanted skin issues as a result of aging. For wrinkles and fine lines, it’s highly effective and the results are fast! Let’s discuss how Botox works and why so many people are choosing it to achieve a more youthful look.

Botox Treatment Is Minimally Invasive

Botox is made from a neurotoxin that is produced by produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The small dosage makes it safe for humans in this application. Essentially, Botox injections block the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. As a result, the face relaxes and unwanted wrinkles appear less visible.

In addition, Botox treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive. Unlike a surgical facelift, it doesn’t involve any incision or downtime. You can acheive noticeably younger skin without undergoing a major procedure. In a short in-office visit, we perform several injections into areas of the face. You’ll notice a difference almost immediately, and these results can last for 3-6 months. You are free to go back to regular daily activities immediately after the procedure, however we recommend avoiding working out for the first 24 hours.

Historically Safe 

Many people choose Botox because of its long standing history as a safe and effective treatment. Before its FDA approval for cosmetic use, it was used in treating eye and muscle-related issues. Patients often feel more comfortable choosing this treatment over newer treatments that are only a few years old.  We see the vast majority of patients experience no negative side effects. Only a minority of patients report mild irritation or redness in the treated area, which usually dissipates on its own without the need for any further treatment.

Most People Can Get Botox

Because of its high safety profile, most people are candidates for Botox treatment should they choose it. There are a few exceptions:

  • People with neuromuscular disease
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding 
  • People with weak muscles, ptosis, or deep facial scars

To find out if Botox treatments are right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will take a detailed health history and discuss your goals in order to make treatment recommendations that are safe and effective for you. 

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