What is Botox?
With more than a million BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments safely given each year, the popularity of this treatment is unmistakable. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are for people who want to smooth lines and wrinkles in the face, lines found on your forehead, the frown lines, our age-revealing “11” lines between our brows, the eye-framing crow’s feet … and more. BOTOX® is a simple and effective procedure with little downtime and recovery. Most patients return directly to work and see improvement in as little as a few days.
Botox was the first in a group of drugs called “neuromodulators.” BOTOX®, and drugs in this group, interrupt the electrical signal as it passes from a nerve fiber to muscle. This prevents the targeted muscle from contracting until the drug wears off. Once the drug wears off, the nerve returns to normal activity and so does the muscle.
Where can I use Botox?
Botox treats wrinkles caused by the dynamic action of muscles wrinkling up the skin. These include:
- frown lines between the eyebrows
- crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- strong horizontal wrinkles in the forehead
- wrinkles around the mouth
- muscular bands in the front of the neck
- Lines on your neck and chest
- down turned mouths
- dimpled chins
In addition, BOTOX® may help with the marionette/puppet lines of the lower face, with jaw line definition, and to create the appearance of a thinner face on clients who have a wider jaw.
BOTOX® can also be used as a treatment for excess sweating, rosacea, acne and to smooth skin on the decollate (your chest area).Request an appointment