Dr. Dina Eliopoulos, MD Center for Plastic Surgery Botox Cosmetic for Wrinkles Though aging is natural and inevitable, one can still delay the process. The secret to this is Botox cosmetic. This safe purified protein offers one of the best treatments for wrinkles, forehead furrows, scowl lines and crow’s feet that appear on the face over time. Plastic surgeons in the US provide this treatment to countless men and women who want to improve the appearance of harsh expression lines, which can make them, look, tired, angry, unapproachable, or older than their age. One reason for the appearance of these skin wrinkles is the continual activity of the underlying facial muscles. Repetitive contractions of the muscles weaken the outer skin resulting in the formation of deep lines around the forehead and brows. This can give you an angry or depressed look which can be most disconcerting. Botox cosmetic is FDA approved for treatment of wrinkles or “scowl lines” in between the eyebrows. It is considered safe and is commonly used for other areas of the face as well, such as the forehead and outer eye “crow’s feet”. It is best to consult a board certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience to bring about the desired results. A thorough consultation will help patients understand the effectiveness of the procedure before making the final decision to undergo treatment. Botox injections are an outpatient procedure normally done in a doctor’s office. As it is not a surgical procedure, patients do not require any local anesthetic. The procedure is fairly simple as the plastic surgeon carefully injects small doses of Botox to the muscles in the treated region. The treatment will be individualized for each patient depending on the area to be treated and the extent of the underlying muscle activity. The formulation works by blocking the neurotransmitters in the nerves from emitting impulses that contract the muscles. In this way, the muscles are temporarily relaxed, leaving the skin with a smoother softer appearance. Wrinkles disappear leaving behind a fresh, glowing face which looks natural and animated--not “mask-like”. The results of the Botox typically lasts about 3 to 4 months. Once the Botox wears off, one can then undergo the simple procedure again to look as good as before.
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