InjNEEections of Botox® Cosmetic are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure for one reason —it goes directly to the core of the concern, working directly on the muscles that cause facial wrinkles and forehead frowning. When the muscles treated are temporarily weakened the face will appear smooth, relaxed and wrinkle free.
How it Works
Botox is made of the botulinum toxin type A, which when used in very small amounts, has been found to temporarily paralyze muscles. On the face this is important because muscles are the culprit behind wrinkles, in this case the wrinkles caused by repeated actions such as frowning or squinting. When injected into the muscle creating the wrinkle, Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to the muscle, stopping the muscle from contracting. With the muscle temporarily paralyzed, the wrinkle on the surface is reduced or disappears.
Areas of Treatment
Botox is very effective in reducing the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, lines between the eyebrows (colloquially known as the “11s”), Crows Feet, Worry lines, Expression lines above lip, Neck Lines, Neferiti- Neck Lift, Hyperhidrosis- reduction in underarm sweat and TMJ.
Botox doesn’t work on wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity because they are not muscle triggered; addressing those wrinkles is the domain of fillers.
IT ALL STARTS WITH A CONSULTATION
DR. MICHELE WARE, LOS FELIZ MEDSPA