Get the Scoop on Botox
Botox. You have heard of it. In fact, you may have heard so much about this particular anti-aging product that you feel a bit behind the power curve when it comes to your aesthetic routine. You’re not. We meet with people all the time, men and women alike, who are just starting to see the value in injectable treatments. We all age at our pace and, furthermore, decide at our unique moment in time that we want to do something about those wrinkles that are aging our face.
If your time to do something has arrived, we’re here to help. The first thing we can do is provide you with the information you need to know to feel confident in your decision to obtain treatment.
One of the primary concerns that Botox newbies may have is that they will look frozen; that their eyebrows will fly toward the sky and that they will look surprised or hopped up on energy drinks all day long. This isn’t what happens, at least not anymore. Botox providers understand how to use this product appropriately, how much to inject and where to inject to obtain the desired result. Treatment should not inhibit facial movements to such an extent that there is no emotion coming through. The idea behind Botox is to refresh the face without losing its nuances.
How it Works
Botox was a thing before Botox was even developed. For many years, physicians had used the botulinum protein that is found in Botox Cosmetic as a primary therapy to ease the symptoms of muscular disorders. The wrinkle-reducing power of the protein was initially discovered as a side effect of these treatments – fortunately for us!
Initially, FDA approval for Botox Cosmetic centered on the treatment of glabellar lines, better known as frown lines between the eyes. Since initial approval, the uses of this injectable solution have expanded significantly. Today, Botox is commonly used to:
- Smooth neck bands
- Minimize migraines
- Reduce excessive sweating
- Diminish worry lines
- Rejuvenate the lips and smile
Botox treatments are convenient and virtually painless. Mild swelling and bruising may occur but can be minimized with ice if necessary. Results appear over 5 to 7 days and can last 3 to 6 months.
Do you have frown lines or wrinkles on the upper part of the face that you want to eliminate? Contact Pasadena Eye Associates to learn more about our expertise in the use of Botox.