Botox has become very popular these days and is an incredible easy way to improve your appearance.The improvement primarily has to do with eliminating the fine lines and wrinkles of the brow and around the eyes known as crows feet.
There are other uses as well such as creating a mini brow lift or decreasing some of the lines of the mouth. This should be done by an experienced physician or nurse injector who is properly trained and under supervision. Today we see so many individuals graduating from a weekend course and using a cookie cutter approach which is geared for one thing to decrease complications, but may not produce the best artistic result. How long does Botox last? Injection of Botox is placing a neurotoxin in the specific muscle that one wants to weaken so that the muscle does not cause wrinkling. How long this last depends on many factors, such as the amount injected , the exact muscle injected, the metabolism of the individual patient and other unknown factors. So no matter what you may have heard no one can predict how long it can last but typically 3 to 4 months for what we see in our practice. We have been using Botox in our practice for over 20 years. Not many have that much experience. Want proof? We will show you a chart of our patient treated in 1994. Don't take our word for it or anyone else.. How do we use Botox ? As mentioned Botox has been used in our practice for cosmetic purposes since 1994. We have used it for decreasing what are called dynamic wrinkles, these are wrinkles caused by moving muscles only. Botox does not work for static wrinkles such as a droopy skin wrinkle. No matter what you may have heard there are many forms of wrinkles which Botox can make worse, One has to know the difference.
Here are some uses :
- decrease or remove dynamic wrinkles
- raise the eyebrows ( mini brow lift)
- reduce smokers lines
- reduce scar contracture
- decrease migraine headaches
- decrease sweating in the palms or armpits
- reduce the size of the jaw by reducing the master muscle size
What are the side effects of Botox?
Occasionally, the needle may puncture a small blood vessel during the injection and a black and blue area may develop. Such an area can last 5-10 days and may require make-up to cover
On occasion the Botox may go to area that is unintended, in rare cases this can cause facial droop or weakness of the muscle. This is always temporary but occurs even in the best hands.
Botox is has been widely used for over 20 years. Its was orginally used for muscle spasm such as eye twitching (blepharospasm). So we know the side effects well. Other than what was mentioned about rare temporary facial droop, bruising can occur as with any needle puncture. Additionally
- Authored by: Michael Pasquale