Botox Cosmetic can temporarily block muscle contractions and nerve signals. This improves the look of wrinkles between the eyebrows and around the eyes. It can also slow the progression of new lines and wrinkles by preventing the contraction of certain facial muscles.
It is a minimally invasive procedure. It requires no incisions or general anesthesia. There is little pain or discomfort, but if you want a topical numbing cream can be used before the injections are done.
There are 7 main types of wrinkles that Botox is very effective in treating.
In 2002 the FDA approved Botox Cosmetic for the treatment of wrinkles on the face. Since then, the FDA has approved similar products for cosmetic use in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The FDA has approved Botox for the reduction of the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Botox is meant to be used as a temporary treatment and should not be given more than once every three months.
Botox Cosmetic is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of facial muscles. It is becoming more popular as people choose not to have facelifts and would rather have non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures to gain a more youthful appearance.
Botox is by far the most popular minimally invasive procedure for treating facial wrinkles and fine lines. Its use grew by almost 200% from 2000 to 2017. In 2017, approximately 7.2 million botulinum toxin treatments were done in the U.S.
As we grow older the signs of aging will show on our faces. Wrinkles and fine lines appear as we spend years smiling, growing, squinting, and puckering. These can become noticeable in our 30s or even earlier in some people. As we age our skin becomes less elastic and loses its firmness.
Botox provides a temporary solution to slow or reduce the signs of aging that shows on our face. Botox is suitable for people who are 18 and over, in good health, and have no medical history of neuromuscular disease.
We have the experience and training in the use of Botox to help you achieve the beauty goals you are trying to reach. Call us, or make an appointment online to find out more about how we can help. We serve patients from Menlo Park CA, Belmont CA, Woodside CA, Redwood City CA, Palo Alto CA, and Mountain View CA.