The injection of Botox
is the most commonly performed
cosmetic procedure in the United States.
It is used to reduce the appearance
of facial wrinkles in
a minimally invasive way.
When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these actions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines often make you look older, sad, angry or tired. The combination of Botox and dermal fillers can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, but they can also erase the lines you have at rest. You will therefore look younger and more refreshed.
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe for use by most patients. Many of the fillers are made from substances found naturally in the body, or synthetically made to mimic natural substances. Fillers are generally injected into or just beneath the skin of the targeted area in order to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Dr. Morin’s office, we use a combination of Botox and several different dermal fillers in order to provide the best possible result based on an individual’s needs.
The injection of Botox is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. It is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles in a minimally invasive way. These injections are made from botulinum toxin A, an FDA approved agent that blocks the nerve to muscle communication that is responsible for creating wrinkles. When used correctly, this results in a younger and more refreshed appearance.
After a treatment, the appearance of your wrinkles will begin to fade within 24 to 48 hours. The full result, however, will only be seen after approximately five days. Most patients achieve their desired results after just one injection, although additional treatment sessions may be required in the future. The result of Botox injections can last up to approximately four months.