Botox Cosmetic: Lessen The Appearance of Wrinkles

Botox Cosmetic is the only approved treatment for both moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox is a safe, quick, and affordable way to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Today many women and men are receiving Botox Cosmetic injections. Botox Cosmetic, also known as Botulinum toxin type A, is a neurotoxin that originally comes from a bacterium that causes muscle paralysis. This toxin has been used for many years for the treatment of various conditions that involve muscle spasm.

How Does Botox Cosmetic Work?
The muscles of our face are responsible for facial expressions like frowning or smiling. As we age, the repeated contractions of these muscles along with other changes in the skin result in the wrinkles that we see. Botox is injected into a muscle, resulting in that specific muscle relaxing and becomes unable to contract temporarily for four to six months thereby eliminating its pull on the skin and softening the wrinkles over this muscle. With continued treatments of Botox, new wrinkle formation is also prevented as repetitive muscle contractions that deepen facial lines over time are blocked. Aside from treating wrinkles, Botox can be used to reshape and rejuvenate facial features by altering the balance of muscles.

Common Uses For Botox Cosmetic
Botox is most commonly used for anti-aging to treat the vertical frown lines just above the nose, horizontal lines of the forehead, and crow’s feet. However it also has many other applications. Botox can be used to treat vertical lip lines, neck bands, chin cobble stoning, and the bunny lines on the side of the nose. Botox is also used to help alleviate migraines and control excessive sweating.

Are There Risks Associated With Botox Cosmetic?
In general Botox Cosmetic is very safe and there are no major internal side effects, with allergic reactions being very rare. There is a risk of mild bruising, redness, and swelling that can occur when injections are performed but this is not a health issue and will subside without a few days.

How Is Botox Cosmetic Treatment Preformed?
Botox is injected into the desired area with a very fine needle. The injections are quite tolerable, commonly no anesthetic is used but a topical gel may be applied on the skin to provide a temporary numbing.

If you would like more information regarding Botox Cosmetic, give us a call today at 203-259-4700 and we will be happy to assist you on the path of a more youthful, beautiful and vibrant you!

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