Botulinum Toxin treatment works by temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, reducing muscle movement and causing wrinkles to relax and soften. It is also used by experienced surgeon or non-surgical cosmetic specialists to lift areas of the face and extend the life of some dermal filler applications. Toxins are quick-acting, with results typically visible within 3-5 days and lasting anywhere from three to six months. Botulinum Toxin can be used alone or in conjunction with dermal fillers for more effective results.
Many individuals feel younger than the face they see in the mirror. Skin wrinkles can begin to appear as a result of aging, regular sleeping positions, or a reduction in weight. Wrinkling is also promoted by characteristic facial positions, sun damage, lack of hydration, and smoking. The muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles are located around the eyes and mouth, forehead, and nose. Facial rejuvenation for skin wrinkles in these areas has been significantly impacted by botulinum toxin.
Botulinum Toxin Brands
Botox® and Dysport® are two available brands of Botolinum Toxin. A botulinum toxin cosmetic procedure has been a rewarding solution for many patients who find their appearance has been vastly improved along with their self-confidence. The procedure must be done under a skilled and properly certified doctor’s care that specializes in the condition and has prior experience with injecting the treatments. Toxin injections block specific chemical signals from the facial nerves that cause muscles to contract, relaxing the muscles that trigger wrinkles. Your surgeon will help determine with you the best brand to meet your particular areas of concern.
Benefits of Botulinum Toxin Treatment
Relaxes frown lines between the eyebrows
Dimishes crow’s feet
Relaxes forehead wrinkles
Reduces wrinkles by 80-100% depending on the age at which Botox® therapy was initiated.
Treatment with Botulinum Toxin involves injecting tiny amounts of Botox® or Dysport® into the forehead, the glabella (area between eyebrows and above nose), and crow’s feet at different sites using a very thin needle. Some individuals prefer to have their skin numbed prior to the injections which may be accomplished by three methods:
Numbing medications injected into the skin
Prescription creams applied
Cold sprays directed at the skin for a few seconds
Dr. Nazarian typically uses a topical numbing medication unless the patient is time restricted. The cream has to be applied for 30 minutes to effectively numb the skin. The number of injections depends on several factors including the size of the area being treated. The Botox® or Dysport® cosmetic procedure generally takes five to ten minutes to complete.
After the Procedure
Patients are able to return to their regular daily schedule immediately after the procedure with the minimum caution of not rubbing the injected areas. Results are observable within five to seven days and last for approximately three months. Patients report few side effects and those reported are mild and cause no disruption to their daily life. When the procedure is done correctly, under a plastic surgeon’s care, a patient’s best aesthetic results can be achieved.
For more information on Botulinum Toxin treatment or to find out if it’s the right non surgical cosmetic procedure for you, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 773-3039 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.
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