The Benefits of Botox

Botox is one of the most popular skincare procedures available today. Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and can drastically improve the look of frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 80%. Botox has also been found to be beneficial in reducing severe underarm perspiration and migraine headaches.

Botox is injected directly into the muscles and blocks nerve impulses in that area. This relaxes the muscles and smooths and softens the skin. The procedure is administered in the doctor’s office, and takes no more than 20 minutes. Anesthesia is rarely needed because it is not a surgical procedure and the discomfort level is low. A numbing cream may be used if the patient is worried about pain. Because of the quick recovery time, patients can usually go home soon after the procedure is complete. There are few side effects, but redness and swelling may occur in the area. Patients can resume normal activities immediately, but may be advised to avoid the sun.

The results of Botox can be seen within a week and the area will continue to improve for up to a month. Results will last between three and five months, but each case may vary. Botox will not change a person’s facial expressions, the face looks the same but with fewer wrinkles and creases. Because it is a temporary treatment, and the satisfaction rate is high, many choose to continue receiving Botox injections every few months.

Botox is a treatment offered by many physicians, but should be administered by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist as they have had the most training and are best suited to perform the procedure. With visible results and no surgery needed, it’s no surprise Botox Austin has been chosen by millions.

Category : Blog Posted on January 1, 2011

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