Botox (or Botulinum Toxin A) was first used by opthalmologists to treat patients who were having blepharospasm (involuntary contractions of the muscle around the eye). Through this use of treating various spasms of the facial musculature, clinicians discovered there was an additional, passive benefit to these patients: the reduction of deep and superficial wrinkles. Botox would go on to became one of the most popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments for both men and women. There are a number of factors that contribute to the ways we age, how quickly we age, and where we show signs of aging the most. Sun exposure, genetics, life style, and facial expressiveness can all contribute to the lines, creases, and wrinkles on our faces…so when it comes to reversing these unwanted signs of aging, it is necessary to determine what is causing the lines, creases and wrinkles. Botox, for example, is designed specifically to temporarily cease muscle movements that are causing the lines and creases to set in. Botox, in addition to being used to treat wrinkles and creases in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes, is also still used to medical benefits. Botox is used in the treatment of migraine headaches and in those with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Botox injections take just minutes to administer via injection and the results can last 3 to 4 months. Patients commonly repeat their botox injections to maintain results longer and this can be done every four to five months. If you are interested in learning more about this non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.