Adults of all ages are investing in themselves and their futures through cosmetic facial rejuvenation. These treatments can significantly reduce facial wrinkles and skin folds while adding volume, smoothness and a more youthful appearance to the facial area. Brow and frown lines are lessened, allowing the skin to maintain a relaxed and refreshed appearance.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox® was the most frequently administered non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the US in 2012. It is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that has been popular among healthy Americans since its FDA approval in 2002. Millions of people have undergone Botox® injections to help smooth facial lines and restore a younger appearance. With rising demand for minimally invasive aesthetic treatments, Botox is at the forefront.
Botox® is injected into the facial muscles, helping to block nerve impulses and relax the muscles. Without contracting facial muscles, lines become less evident and are prevented from worsening. The injection is administered using a very fine needle that induces only minimal discomfort and typically takes only a few minutes. You can return to work immediately after the injection. You will begin to notice the effects of your treatment within a few days. The results will continue to improve over the course of approximately 4 weeks and generally repeated every 4 to 6 months to maintain optimal results.
Unlike acute migraine treatments, which are taken to treat a headache or migraine once it’s already begun, Botox® prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. Botox®prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo). In clinical trials, Botox® was proven effective at 24 weeks in patients with Chronic Migraine — people with 15 or more headache days a month. They received at least 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart. Based on your progress, you and your doctor will discuss re-treatment every 12 weeks.
While many patients are candidates for Botox injections, a consultation at our office is necessary. For more information about Botox and whether it is right for you, schedule a consultation with us at your earliest convenience.