Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most popular injectables on the market today. Botox® provides effective treatment for some facial lines and wrinkles, as well as sagging eyebrows. Overactive muscles, heredity and age are all factors that contribute to these bothersome expression lines and drooping that can make a person appear older, tired, sad or even angry.
This is a less invasive alternative to facial surgery smoothing frown lines, "crow's feet" and forehead wrinkles, producing a more youthful, vital facial appearance. No anesthetic is necessary prior to the procedure. Injections are administered directly to the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, as the Botulinum A toxin causes temporary weakness or paralysis in these small muscles. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes. Discomfort is minimal and brief - most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite.
Dr. Taylor makes detailed notes and diagrams in all patient charts to document exactly how each individualized treatment was administered. Shortly after treatment, facial muscles relax and lines and wrinkles soften. Eyebrows lift and eyes widen to reclaim that youthful, vital look. And although final results are seen in a few days, patients are asked to return to the office about one week after treatment so Dr. Taylor can monitor the effects, possibly inject a small additional amount to "tweek" the final results and to ultimately ensure complete patient satisfaction.
Since results are temporary, patients usually return for follow-up Botox® treatments every 3-4 months. With long-term use, the effects of this product may last even longer, allowing for longer intervals between treatments.
Botox has become so popular because it is quick, virtually painless and highly effective in reclaiming and maintaining that restful, youthful version of oneself.