Botox: So Worth The Cost
Benefits of BOTOX® Treatments
The benefits of BOTOX® injections have made them a popular cosmetic treatment. For many women and men, it has become an effective and invaluable weapon in their arsenal against facial aging. BOTOX® treatments give the face a rejuvinated and revitalized appearance. Explore the information below to learn more about the various BOTOX® treatments and benefits.
How BOTOX® Treatment Benefits the Eyes
Wrinkles caused by facial expression and muscle movement are especially prevalent in the area around the eyes. Lucky for women and men everywhere, these wrinkles are very responsive to BOTOX® treatments. Squinting and the resultant fine lines around the eyes can be treated by BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® weakens the muscles responsible for squinting thus smoothing out the fine lines in the overlying skin around the eyes. The treatment effectively reduces or eliminates crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes. It should be noted that BOTOX® injections only affect nerves of muscle movement, not nerves of sensation. Therefore, patients do not experience a loss of feeling in the treated area.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and the Brows
Smiling, laughing, and frowning can all result in wrinkling of the brow. Removing frown lines from the area between the eyes can dramatically change a person’s appearance from one of anger or worry to one of contentment and relaxation. BOTOX® treatments are effective in improving moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows also referred to as "the 11's" as well as improving the appearance of horizontal wrinkles that form in the forehead.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Forehead Wrinkles
Wrinkles on the forehead can give the face an older, more weary appearance. As people age, the muscles used to form facial expressions create permanent creases in the skin. One of the benefits of BOTOX® injections is that they can be used to relax specific facial muscles, resulting in smoother skin and fewer wrinkles. In areas such as the forehead, where horizontal wrinkles tend to form, the BOTOX® benefits are particularly valuable. Contrary to the common misconception that each wrinkle itself must be treated, it is the underlying muscle that causes the wrinkle that must be treated. Once you have received your BOTOX® treatment, the muscles that ordinarily cause wrinkles and lines to appear in the forehead are paralyzed for a period of several months.
BOTOX® injections at Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons are performed mainly by our medical aesthetician, Kathy Garrison. The injections can also be performed by our surgeons, Dr Grasee and Dr Bergman. You will start to see aesthetic improvement from your BOTOX® injections after a few days and results can last up to three to four months.