Botox for cosmetic and aesthetic applications has been highly talked about and used successfully in the field of cosmetic enhancement and facial rejuvenation. Botox can remove years of aging from the appearance of your face in a procedure that takes a matter of minutes. Unlike cosmetic surgery, Botox treatments are safe and non-invasive. Botox is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults. Other areas of the face are sometimes treated as well.
Botox blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine; which reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles to form. Botox temporarily smoothes the wrinkles and frown lines that a lifetime of expressions can create, leaving the patient's face with a more youthful appearance. The results typically last from four to six months and after several treatments may last even longer. Botox achieves its maximal improvement in approximately five days, at which time the muscles causing the wrinkles become paralyzed yet the patient continues to have full sensation. However, occasionally a small bruise or possibly a mild headache may occur.
Restrictions on patients being treated with Botox are few, though pregnant women or persons with neurologic disease should avoid Botox treatment. Be sure to ask Dr. Kim if Botox is right for you.
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