Botox. It’s one of the most famous, and sometimes infamous, injectables. The internet is full of scary photos of botched Botox jobs, and as a result, many people have the wrong idea about what Botox is and how it works.
Botox is made of a neurotoxin called Botulinum Toxin which, when injected into the skin, paralyzes the underlying muscles. While this can sound scary, rest assured that Botox use is safe when administered by a trained professional. Botox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002 and has since been used to safely treat lines and wrinkles in millions of patients.*
WHAT CAN BOTOX BE USED FOR?
Many think Botox can only be used to treat lines and wrinkles that have already appeared. While it is true that Botox can soften and reduce the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles, it can also be used proactively to slow them down even before they appear. Many young women have started getting Botox earlier to slow the development of wrinkles and help keep their skin smooth and wrinkle free longer.*
In addition, Botox also has a lot of lesser known uses, such as treating excessive underarm sweat, as well as helping with chronic pain conditions, such as migraines and arthritis.*
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
Botox injections are a short procedure with no down time. After a consultation, we can determine where to inject the Botox to give you the results you desire. We apply a topical anesthetic and use tiny needles to ensure your comfort. Most patients report only mild and temporary discomfort during their injections and can return to their everyday activities quickly.
WILL BOTOX FREEZE MY FACE?
Many people believe that Botox will freeze your face and leave you emotionless, but that isn’t the case. Botox only weakens the muscles around the injection point and doesn’t affect the other surrounding muscles or your ability to make facial expressions. Doing research can help you find an experienced and qualified doctor that can give you the most natural-looking results.*
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Find out more about Botox injections here, or feel free to contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation to discuss the best treatment option to give you the rejuvenated appearance you’ve been dreaming of.*
*Disclaimer: Individual results will vary. Any claims of slowing or reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, or treating excessive underarm sweat or chronic pain conditions cannot be guaranteed. Call us to set up a free consultation to discuss what you can expect from your Botox injection.