BOTOX cosmetic treatment is a medical advancement targeting wrinkles and other issues. BOTOX injecting is FDA-approved and among the most widely performed cosmetic procedures in both Utah and the United States.
BOTOX is a dilute extract of botulinum toxin. When placed in muscles it temporarily blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, which in turn relaxes the targeted muscles and thereby reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
When is BOTOX beneficial?
BOTOX is particularly effective for the relief of furrows in the forehead, frown lines, lines, and grooves over the bridge of the nose and crow’s feet next to the outer corners of the eyes that become apparent when smiling or frowning. These wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles and are due to the effects of underlying facial muscles. Not only do these muscles cause the face to appear wrinkled, but also they can cause tension headaches.
BOTOX has also been found to be effective in treating excessive sweating, migraine headaches, and may also be used for the treatment of blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking and spasms of the eyelids). Patients with blepharospasm often also have dry eye syndrome and poor tear film quality due to blepharitis.
How is BOTOX performed?
The BOTOX treatment typically takes only 10 to 20 minutes in the doctor’s office. It involves tiny needle pinches to the target areas. You may be asked to move specific muscles in your face to help determine where the injections will be administered.
The injections are done with a very fine needle. Most patients find the process to be nearly painless.
What results can I expect?
BOTOX side effects include mild discomfort and downtime. You’ll be ready to follow your normal activities right away. While results may vary, within days, you should notice an improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows.
How long does BOTOX last? Typically, BOTOX results last three to four months, but can last longer if greater quantities are used.