Botox

BOTOX COSMETIC

There are two categories of facial wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles are visible when your face is at rest. Static wrinkles occur during the aging process because of the loss of elastic tissue. Dynamic wrinkles appear temporarily when a muscle contracts during facial expression (i.e. smiling, frowning). Dynamic wrinkles are commonly found in areas of facial expression like the forehead (worry lines), between the eye brows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow’s feet)

BOTOX® Cosmetic diminishes or eliminates the appearance of dynamic wrinkles because it paralyzes the underlying muscle causing the wrinkle. When injected directly into the muscle, the purified Botulinum toxin type A prevents the muscle from contracting by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle. Because the muscle cannot contract, the wrinkle cannot form and it gradually diminishes.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection

BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscle causing the dynamic wrinkles. A very small needle is used to minimize discomfort. The injection feels like a small prick with a little stinging. The entire procedure takes about 2 0 minutes. Since the procedure is non-surgical, no recovery time is needed, and patients can return to work or other activities immediately.