In scientific terms, BOTOX® is a purified protein toxin that is produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. In the simplest of terms, BOTOX® is a drug that causes a temporary weakness of a muscle. It is safe and has been used in Ophthalmology and wrinkle therapy for over ten years.
Many wrinkles are actually creases that have been worn into the skin by making certain facial expressions thousands of times. These lines are due to the contraction of the muscle under the skin and not actual sagging or aging of the skin. When injected into the muscle causing the contraction, BOTOX® relaxes the muscle which results in the overlying skin being softened and smoothing out the lines. The results of the injections normally last 3 to 6 months.
BOTOX® is most commonly used on the frown lines between the eyebrows, on the horizontal lines across the forehead and on the crow’s feet. The injection takes just a few minutes and patient’s normally experience only minimal discomfort, often described as a stinging, for a few seconds. It does not affect nerves of sensation, so there is no numbness in the treated area. The effect of BOTOX® is only in the immediate area of the injection. The other muscles used for expressions are unaffected.
To diminish the effects of aging and to avoid lines, wrinkles, and lax skin from occurring on the forehead and upper face, Dunamis Aesthetics is pleased to offer BOTOX to our patients. This facial rejuvenation treatment offers amazing results and is popular among both women and men. This injectable can make a dramatic improvement to dynamic facial wrinkles, which are the result of expressions and movement from the contracting muscles on the forehead. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but dynamic creases can still remain. This muscle relaxer is a purified strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the underlying tissue and muscle. To diminish the appearance of these static lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is carefully injected to relax and soften the skin. This specific injection is most commonly administered by Dr. Familua between the brows where the number “11” appears, around the eyes (Crow’s feet), and throughout the forehead.
BOTOX injections are used for patients who hope to diminish and soften the visible look of dynamic wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if static wrinkles have not yet formed — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is an effective noninvasive solution if you have obvious forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows. It is also a solution for Crow’s feet around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be a better option.
BOTOX injectable treatments are available as an outpatient procedure right at Dunamis Aesthetics. You will be asked to make several expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us visualize where the injections should be placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help minimize discomfort and bruising. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not needed. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, after which you may get back to your usual day as soon as you feel able.
Following the BOTOX injection, you are allowed to return to your regular schedule, although strenuous activities like exercise should be postponed for a minimum of a day. You will be advised to sleep with your head propped up for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can become swollen, bruised, or red for a couple of days, but you should not have any lasting or serious side effects. In the majority of cases, it typically takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to make a follow-up appointment at Dunamis Aesthetics 915 532 1800