If you have dynamic wrinkles on your face that are exaggerated when you make facial expressions, there is a non-invasive solution. Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that can smooth out your wrinkles and allow you to look younger and rejuvenated. Our dermatologists suggest Botox to treat various signs of aging in the forehead, crows feet area, nose (bunny lines), chin, and upper lip area. One of the most common questions our dermatologists get is “Is Botox safe?” Keep reading to find out.
Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin, a purified chemical. It blocks nerve signals to muscles, prevent them from contracting and causing wrinkles. Botox can also elevate slightly sagging eyebrows and cause overlying skin to appear smoother and more youthful. Results begin 3 to 4 days after treatment and may take as long as 2 weeks for the complete results. Botox treatments usually last anywhere between 3 to 6 months so you’re encouraged to return to our office for maintenance treatments.
Botox has been approved by the FDA for aesthetic use since 2002 and is extremely safe and effective when injected by experts such as our board-certified dermatologists. Believe it or not, it’s one of the safest and most tested drugs on the market. More than 3.5 million Botox injections are performed each year. The fact that neurologists often use Botox injections to treat patients with migraine headaches should give you some much-needed peace of mind.
Botox is popular with patients of a wide range of ages. It is a viable treatment for younger patients who would like to delay the onset of dynamic wrinkles. It softens and eliminates wrinkles in younger patients in their 30s and 40s, raises brows and stalls deeper lines in the 50s and 60s. In fact, we have many patients in their 70s and 80s in our office who have been defying the aging process with Botox for decades. By receiving Botox before lines get deeper, you’ll be able to keep a youthful appearance for years to come.
Our dermatologists do not recommend Botox to anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, or diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases.
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