How Botox Works
Botox injections are used for a variety of medical reasons. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked BOTOX®as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row.
Botox has been approved by the FDA for treatment of glabellar rhytides which are the vertical lines between the brows that appear when you frown. Botox is used to treat unwanted wrinkles on the face and neck. These wrinkles are caused by contraction of the facial muscles. After time, this repeated muscle contractions results in permanent wrinkles (static wrinkles). One of the most important benefits of repeated Botox cosmetic treatment is the prevention of wrinkle formation. When the drug is injected under the skin, it acts as a muscle relaxer by blocking nerve transmission in the face. This procedure can reduce the sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles that are associated with aging.
HOW BOTOX INJECTIONS AND BOTOX COSMETIC TREATMENTS WORK
Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria that decreases the activity of wrinkle-forming muscles. Botox works by decreasing the activity of muscles which produce these wrinkles. The botulinum protein, following injection into the skin and muscle, is absorbed by nerve endings where it blocks the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine by those nerve endings. After several months, the nerve terminals recover and begin releasing acetylcholine again and muscle function recovers. These Botox injections and Botox Cosmetic Treatments are performed by Dr. Marc L. Epstein in his offices in Harrison, NY.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX INJECTIONS AND BOTOX COSMETIC TREATMENTS
How soon will I see a difference?
A person typically see results within 4 to 7 days. By one month, 90% of patients in a clinical study judged their wrinkles to show significant improvement.Do The Injections Hurt?Most people find that the injections cause only mild and temporary discomfort.
How long do Botox treatments last?
Botox treatments last 3 to 6 months. Just 2 to 3 treatments a year will help a person to maintain a more youthful, fresh, and well-rested appearance. Good results may be obtained after a single session and typically last for 2 to 4 months. It is best to perform the Botox Cosmetic injections every three months.
What Will You Look Like After Treatment?
After injection, there may be mild swelling which usually goes away within 4-24 hours.I'm in my twenties, am I too young for Botox?According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, nearly 2.3 million people have had Botox, 14% are between the ages of 19 and 34 years old.
BENEFITS OF BOTOX INJECTIONS AND BOTOX COSMETIC TREATMENTS
Effective anti-ageing product.
Helps in lifting eyebrows.
Aids in the treatment of migraine headaches.
Patients can immediately resume normal activities.
Long experience has proven Botox to be safe.
To date, no systemic complications associated with Botox injections have been documented.
Treatment is reversible within several months.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally, temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid may occur. This may last up to a few weeks. Rarely, numbness may develop in the treated area. Side effects of the injection are relatively rare in skilled in hands, but may include bruising at the injection site, or temporary eyelid drooping. Patients who are pregnant or breast feeding should avoid treatment and it is not recommended.
Dr. Marc L. Epstein offers his patients Botox injections and Botox Cosmetic Treatments from his private and discreet practice in Miami Beach, Florida.
Call Dr. Marc for your complimentary consultation to see how he can help you look and feel your very best!
Please call our Aventura office 305.222.7924 or Harrison office 914.468.0800.