Botox Cosmetic For Wrinkles
Botox Cosmetic has become such a popular cosmetic treatment over the past few years that it has become a household name. Each year, millions of treatments are administered using Botox Cosmetic in the U.S. alone, with over 6 million Botox Cosmetic procedures performed in the last year with available statistics (2012). The numbers are hardly surprising when you consider the relative effectiveness and ease of treatment involved with Botox Cosmetic.
Botox Cosmetic works by affecting the muscles that cause many of our wrinkles. Whenever you make certain facial expressions, your skin is subject to folding or creasing. This leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles, including:
- Crow’s Feet
- Frown Lines
- Brow Furrows
- Neck Lines
These “dynamic wrinkles” affect everybody, leading to an aged appearance over the years. Botox Cosmetic counteracts these dynamic wrinkles by treating the muscles that cause them. Botox Cosmetic, derived from botulinum toxin, is able to relax the muscles that control facial expression by blocking the nerve signals that control them. The effect is a softening of wrinkles in the targeted area(s), since the muscles can no longer cause the skin to fold. Contrary to popular belief, Botox Cosmetic does not paralyze your face.
In addition to reducing the appearance of existing wrinkles, Botox Cosmetic is becoming increasingly popular as a preventive treatment. These days, people as young as their 20s are using Botox Cosmetic to help prevent the formation of wrinkles in the first place. Because it prevents the skin from furrowing, it has become an in-demand preventive procedure, as well as a treatment for existing wrinkles.
How Botox Cosmetic Works
Following your consultation with Dr. Shah, you can expect a relatively quick and painless experience. Botox Cosmetic is administered in office using a fine gauge needle. Using a small amount of Botox Cosmetic, Dr. Shah can treat a number of targeted areas in your face. The process usually takes about 15 minutes, and most patients see results within just a few days. Touchup procedures may be performed every four to six months to help maintain the results of your treatment.