The term "Botox" has evolved to refer to an entire class of injectables used to smooth out dynamic wrinkles on the top of the head.
It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and is the only neurotoxin with FDA indication for all three upper face areas: crow's feet, glabella, and forehead.
When applied correctly, the effects leave the face feeling rejuvenated, at ease, smoother, and brighter.
Botox Cosmetic is commonly applied to the crow's feet wrinkles, to the sides of the eyes when smiling or squinting, to the vertical glabellar lines (the 11s) between the eyebrows when squinting, and to the frontalis (forehead lines).
Dr Mohamed will evaluate the wrinkles around your eyes when you smile, between your eyebrows when you frown, and on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows. The wrinkles that appear with movement of the underlying muscles are called dynamic wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic works by softening the contracting of the underlying muscle and decreasing the overlying wrinkles. All of these muscles work in harmony, so it is very important to have an experienced injector who knows the underlying anatomy and natural movements of the face. In most cases, the Botox Cosmetic injections can be performed the same time as your initial consultation.
Botox Cosmetic starts working approximately three to five days after the injections. So if you look in the mirror right after you get home, you are not going to notice any difference. However, after a few days, you will notice the wrinkles start to soften. The effects last for approximately three to five months. Most patients return every four months for repeat treatments. It's important to have your next treatment before the effect wears off so you don't lose the beneficial effects of stress reduction in the skin.
Botox is ideal for creating a youthful facial look. The convenient and effective injectable treatment act as relaxing agent to improve and prevent facial wrinkles caused by tense facial muscles.
The purpose of Botox is to restore elasticity and bring a youthful glow to the appearance of the skin. Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors including cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, and damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold and when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. There are many non-cosmetic disorders that can be treated with botox, including migraines and excessive sweating. It can treat disorders of the esophagus, the bladder, and almost all skeletal muscles of the head, neck, torso, back, and extremities.