Years of smiling, worrying, frowning and squinting can take their toll on your facial contours. Botox is an amazing breakthrough in skin care technology that can minimize and eliminate crow’s feet, brow wrinkles, and tension wrinkles in just minutes with a few simple, painless injections. Botox effectively relaxes these wrinkles and creases, giving your skin back the youthful smoothness of years ago. Botox results last from 3 to 6 months and can be repeated on an ongoing basis.
Botox Cosmetic Results
BOTOX® treatments were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use in April 2002. (It has been approved for the treatment of several medical conditions since 1989.) BOTOX® is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. BOTOX is related to botulism.
BOTOX® injection treatments are successfully used to treat blepharospasm and strabismus, and BOTOX treatments are also proven useful in treating cervical dystonia — these are all conditions that in some way involve spasms, involuntary muscle contractions. Within a few hours to a couple of days after the botulinum toxin is injected into the affected muscle(s), the spasms or contractions are reduced or eliminated altogether. The effects of BOTOX® treatments are not permanent, reportedly lasting anywhere from three to eight months. By injecting the toxin directly into a certain muscle or muscle group, the risk of the BOTOX injection treatments spreading to other areas of the body is greatly diminished.
When BOTOX® — botulinum toxin A — is injected into the muscles surrounding the eyes, for instance, those muscles can not “scrunch up” for a period of time. They are paralyzed. So the wrinkles in that area, often referred to as “crow’s-feet,” temporarily go away.
Dr. Stephens offers patients a personalized FDA-approved Botox treatment program to safely minimize facial wrinkles.
As with all our treatments, Botox injections are administered in the office, with no downtime. All injectable’s are administered by our highly trained nurse injector or by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stephens.