BOTOX®: Quick Guide to Non-surgical Wrinkle Reduction

BOTOX® isn’t a miracle cure for wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic from Allergan is an international phenomenon that noticeably softens wrinkles brought on by aging, smoking, and environmental damage. This non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatment has been changing faces and improving confidence in the United States since its FDA approval in 2002.

BOTOX works by targeting the muscle, thereby forcing the skin above it to relax and smooth out. Countless men and women have used this advanced facial rejuvenation treatment to fight back against the signs of facial aging and temporarily improve the look of facial wrinkling.

The Secret to BOTOX Success

Here’s how it works:

  • Dr. Robert Aycock or one of our Aesthetic Nurse Specialists injects BOTOX into specific facial areas like the lines between your brows that make you look grumpy, forehead creases, and the area around your eyes most commonly referred to as crow’s feet.
  • BOTOX therapy works by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, causing the muscles to become weakened or paralyzed.
  • Results can last anywhere from three to six months, with retreatment generally recommended about three to four times per year.

BOTOX Safety

BOTOX has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including eyelid spasms, neck spasms, cerebral palsy, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), severe neck and back pain, and strabismus (eye misalignment). It is deemed safe for use in small doses by the FDA when handled by a trained medical professional. To find additional information on safety and side effects, please visit the Allergan BOTOX® page.

If you are searching for a way to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, Dr. Aycock can help you understand the benefits of BOTOX and present other non-surgical medspa treatments that can help. Check back next week when we’ll be talking about the dermal filler Sculptra,™ another effective and popular anti-aging solution.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aycock to learn more about Sculptra, please contact our office to set up an appointment. You can also visit Dr. Aycock’s Facebook page under Bay Area’s
Premier Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Center as well as SkinPresence MedSPA.

By | 2014-06-03T14:04:28+00:00 February 25th, 2011|Skin Rejuvenation|

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