Smooth skin with an even texture
BOTOX is the shortened name given to a neurotoxin called Botulinum Toxin that, when injected, works by blocking the nerve signals that cause a muscle to contract. Cosmetically, it is highly effective in treating the following facial conditions:
Reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles
Crows’ feet, laugh lines, and other facial wrinkles are caused by repetitive motion and/or prolonged tension in certain muscle groups on the face. By relaxing the underlying muscle, BOTOX smooths these wrinkles, making them less pronounced.
Prevent or slow the formation of new wrinkles
If you know that you are prone to certain repetitive facial movements or to holding tension in your face (for example, in the forehead), then it is only a matter of time before your will develop lines, wrinkles, and creases. Genetics plays a factor, with some people starting to form facial wrinkles as early as their twenties. With BOTOX, you can start treating the problem before the damage is done, by reducing the facial tension that will eventually progress to permanent lines.
Appear more well-rested and vibrant
In addition to being an unsightly indicator of age, facial wrinkles and tension can also make you appear less open and approachable, or give the impression that you are tired or sad. The relaxed, smoother look following an injection of BOTOX gives the impression of being well-rested, calm, and energized.
Correct some facial asymmetries
Facial asymmetry can be the result of muscular tension, and often appears around the eyes or eyebrows. If you are self-conscious about the asymmetry of your facial features or expressions, ask your doctor if it could be muscular in origin, and if BOTOX might be a suitable treatment option for you.
Expectations from BOTOX
BOTOX is injected directly into the skin using a short, small needle, causing only minimal discomfort. Local anesthetic may not be needed. One treatment typically consists of multiple injections around the targeted site. Because it is a minimally invasive, low-risk procedure, it can often be performed on the same day as your initial consultation with your plastic surgeon. You will be able to return to normal activities almost immediately, and the improvements in your facial appearance typically last for three to six months. After this time period, you will likely come back for a follow-up appointment to discuss the results and perform further injections as necessary.
A Surgeon you can Trust
Because it is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure, some people wrongly assume that a BOTOX injection can be performed by any doctor, or in a spa setting. The product works by disrupting nerve signals to specific muscle groups, so it is critical that the procedure is performed by a skilled professional that has a thorough understanding of the muscular structure of the face. An incorrectly or sloppily performed BOTOX injection could cause eyelids or facial muscles to droop, an embarrassing effect that can last for months.
To get the beautiful results you envision, speak with our surgeon, who has been performing cosmetic procedures in Los Angeles for 30 years. Dr. Sinclair is a board certified plastic surgeon who has the experience needed to perform these procedures confidently, and with precision. Age and tension take their toll on our faces, but there are steps you can take to minimize and slow these effects, or to restore a fresher, more youthful appearance with BOTOX treatments. Contact Sinclair Plastic Surgery to discuss the options that will best work for you.