BOTOX Cosmetic has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for the face. BOTOX can dramatically reduce facial lines from overactive muscles. BOTOX is a highly safe and effective non-surgical procedure, with minimal side effects. Dr. Katz has extensive experience with BOTOX.
What is BOTOX and is it Safe?
Botox is a naturally occurring purified protein that blocks the muscles from contracting. It only affects the area where it is placed. Botox Cosmetic injections can reduce the signs of aging by reducing the muscle activity and wrinkles of the eyebrow and forehead. The reduction of frown lines is especially effective. BOTOX has been used safely for over 20 years and has been FDA approved for facial wrinkles since 2002.
Why Use BOTOX?
Dynamic facial wrinkles are caused by contractions of the muscles of the face every time you express emotions. The more expressive you are, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. These lines may be misinterpreted as anger, anxiety, fatigue and, of course, aging. Fillers and surgical procedures such as a brow lift can tighten the skin and muscles around these lines, but do not address the underlying muscle pull, which eventually deepens the facial wrinkles. So for dynamic facial lines from overactive muscles of the upper face, BOTOX is usually the best treatment.
How is BOTOX Given?
The treatment takes 10 minutes and we use the tiniest needles available therefore BOTOX treatments typically have minimal discomfort. Results are noticeable usually within 72 hours and may last 3-4 months. You may return to normal activities immediately.
Patients may elect to repeat BOTOX treatments when it fully wears off. However, if the face is re-treated as soon as the muscles start to move, the facial muscles never regain their memory. After a number of re-treatments the interval between may become longer.
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