Botox Cosmetic Injections Eliminate Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet
July 2nd, 2015
Elite MedSpa in Frisco, Texas offers Botox for wrinkle reduction. BOTOX® (Botulinum toxin Type A) has been safely used in humans since the 1960s having been approved by the FDA for the treatment of facial muscle spasms resulting in crossed-eyes and persistent eyelid twitching.
Wrinkles in the top one-third of the face appear because of repeated pulling of the facial muscles. Habitually raising or crinkling your brow along with smiling or squinting can eventually cause you to look older and appear angry, scared, depressed or even nervous. Botox treatment may be the answer for you.
Overactive muscles of facial expression often produce the wrinkles above the nose, around the eyes and over the brows. Injecting the medication into these tiny superficial muscles can cause them to be temporarily weakened and halt their function, thereby improving the appearance of the wrinkles overlying them. This cosmetic use of Botox for reducing wrinkles between the brows was recently approved by the FDA, though it has been safely and commonly used “off-label” on thousands of patients since 1987.
The treatment disables the ability of a facial muscle to contract in the areas it is applied and can reduce signs of aging by decreasing the appearance of deep forehead creases, creases between the eyes and crow’s feet.
During this in-office procedure, Botox is injected through tiny needles into the facial muscles. The physician may ask you to make different facial expressions during this time. Patients may start seeing the results anywhere from one to six days.
Many individuals with wrinkling in the eyebrows, temple area and forehead have benefited from Botox treatment.
There can be individual variations in response to the material and there can be minor side effects from the injection. Contraindication to its use include pregnancy and breast feeding; use of blood thinners or certain antibiotics; and a history of bleeding disorders or any neurological disease – such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis.
Basically, the use of Botox is quite safe when injected appropriately by medical personnel who are familiar with the muscular anatomy of the face and the characteristics and limitations of the product.