Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Truth About Botox ~ Woodlands BOTOX | Market Street BOTOX

Fast Facts About Botox   
  • Botox is a muscle-paralyzing agent that is used for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles, and thus it diminishes unwanted facial expressions. 
  • Dynamic wrinkles are lines and wrinkles that form when we express ourselves, such as forehead wrinkles when you raise your eyebrows or wrinkles next to your eye when you squint
  • Botox is used to treat glabellar furrows (wrinkles between the eyebrows), forehead lines, and crow's feet (wrinkles next to the eyes)

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    • How does Botox work? Wrinkles may be caused when there's tightening of the muscles.  Botox™ is injected into the muscle through the skin without any anesthetic.  The Botox injection keeps the muscle from tightening. When the muscle can't tighten, the wrinkle doesn't show as much.
    • The effects of reducing your wrinkles can last around 4 months for most people. However, with multiple injections over time, several patients report that Botox lasts longer, often 6 months or more.
    • Botox does not treat static wrinkles, such as fine wrinkles around your mouth or the nasolabial fold.  Static wrinkles may be treated with dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvederm.
    • Botox may produce a "frozen face" when the provider who has been doing it has poor knowledge of the anatomy of the face
    • Botox can be used to treat migraine headaches.  Ask your plastic surgeon or neurologist if they provide this service.
    • Botox may cause droopy eyelids which may last for several weeks. 
    • The price of a Botox treatment is most likely similar among medical providers, whether it's your nurse/dentist/dermatologist/plastic surgeon.
      I recommend asking one of your Woodlands plastic surgeons if you are interested in receiving Botox treatment to reduce your forehead/crow's feet/glabellar wrinkles.

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