When most people think of Botox, they simply think of an injection used to get rid of facial wrinkles. But there’s so much more this protein can do. Did you know it can also improve migraine headaches, reduce excessive sweating, improve chronic back and jaw pain along with relieving muscle twitches? Botox treatments in Delray Beach are among the non-surgical procedures offered at Del ray Beach Plastic Surgery.
Facial wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. We all get them—whether it’s crow’s feet, frown or worry lines and lines around the neck. Everyone has their own unique facial expression. The wrinkles and lines that form on your face are the result of repetitive facial muscle movements. For example, just the act of smiling can cause wrinkles. While wrinkles are a part of life, it doesn’t mean you’re forced to live with them. If you’re in good health and have shallow fine lines and wrinkles, you’re an excellent candidate for Botox treatments.
What is Botox?
Botox is actually a trade name for the protein botullinum toxin A. Since its approval by the FDA in 1990, Botox has been one of the most popular forms treatments used to combat physical aging. It was originally used to treat eye muscle spasms. But it didn’t take long for medical professional to realize its cosmetic benefits. Typically, a small dose of Botox is injected into an area of the skin to block the nerve muscles responsible causing the movements that create wrinkles. It’s usually injected into the neck muscles, forehead and around the eyes. By weakening the muscles, the wrinkles are relaxed and skin appears rejuvenated. The positive effects can last up to eight months.
The popularity of Botox has skyrocketed in recent years. In 2011, 13.8 million men and women underwent Botox procedures. Among them was former presidential candidate John Kerry. Botox has proven to be more effective than all the anti-cream and lotions used before. When properly administered by a licensed physician, Botox is completely safe. There has not been one reported case of permanent skin damage caused by Botox injections when applied for cosmetic purposes.
If you’re ready to get rid of the wrinkles about your eyes, forehead and mouth, the physicians at Delray Beach Plastic Surgery have the experience and expertise to give you the most comfortable and safe experience possible. They can also offer prescription injections of Dysport, which can create temporary improvement in the frown lines between the eyebrows in adults younger than 65. Schedule an appointment and find out how you can say goodbye to wrinkles for good.