Since first being approved for wrinkle treatment in 2002, Botox has been used on millions of people looking for a way to get rid of wrinkles throughout the face. Botox’s safe, effective formula is expertly used by board-certified plastic surgeons throughout the United States to achieve noticeable results and help people look as young as they feel.
The active ingredient in Botox and other neuromodulators is botulinum toxin A. This chemical disrupts the signal process from the brain to muscles, lessening the muscle activity in a treated area. This leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement, also called dynamic wrinkles.
Botox is a simple procedure during which Dr. Steven Wallach will inject the Botox formula directly into the areas requiring treatment. Depending on the type of facial rejuvenation desired, Dr. Wallach may recommend a different neuromodulator or more holistic procedure, which is why a consultation with him is the best place to start for the most personalized treatment plan to get rid of your wrinkles.
Botox is FDA approved for injection. It is commonly used in 7 different areas of the face to treat the following wrinkles:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabeller lines (frown lines)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Upper eyebrows
- Smile lines
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Chin dimple
In addition to wrinkles, Botox has also been used to treat chronic migraines and excessive sweating.
Because Botox is proven to be safe for all skin types, nearly anyone who has concerns about the appearance of wrinkles that show up when making certain facial expressions such as frowning and smiling can be eligible for Botox injections.
Some people can be allergic to Botox, so Dr. Wallach will give you a thorough medical evaluation prior to any treatment.
“As an expert in the field of plastic surgery, one of the most rewarding aspects of my career has been listening to my patients’ stories about how having plastic surgery has changed their lives.”Steven Wallach, MD
The non-surgical, non-invasive Botox procedure takes less than half an hour and produces results that last around four months or more. After a consultation, Dr. Wallach will sterilize the area(s) that need treatment and then strategically inject small amounts of Botox throughout the area, using a delicate technique to ensure your comfort and the success of treatment. Once the injections are complete, you are free to leave and get on with the rest of your day.
Results from a Botox appointment may be noticeable in as soon as a few days, but it can take up to a week to see your full results. Your natural facial expressions will still be noticeable although the wrinkles that used to appear with certain movements will be wiped away, giving you a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance.
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Botox should not age you. It should make you appear more rested and youthful.
Yes, you can go for a light walk after Botox but should avoid the gym or physical labor or about 5-6 hours.
Botox will not cause weight gain.
Yes, you can have wine after Botox.
Yes, Botox can lift the eyebrows. This can be accomplished by placing a small dose just under the tail of the lateral eyebrow.
Botox will not make you look any older than before it was injected.
Botox is a toxin. It is used in very low doses and will not poison you.
Botox may improve the texture of the skin.
Botox usually lasts between 3-4 months in most people. It may last for a shorter time in very active individuals.
Botox may help some under eye wrinkles in very small doses.
50 is the perfect age for Botox. It may be something to do in addition to other procedures like facial fillers or a facelift.
You can move your fast in any way you want after Botox injections.
There is no specific age that you should start using Botox. If you have certain wrinkles from facial animation, then Botox can help soften them. Botox can also be used prophylactically to minimize future wrinkles.
I usually have patients limit their exertion for several hours. I also do not want them to rub the areas injected for several hours after the procedure.
There really are not too many bad side effects. Most are minor, like some mild bruising or swelling. It is rare for someone to have eyelid ptosis from Botox.
Patients with neurologic disorders or who are pregnant should avoid Botox injections.
Botox will neutralize the effects of the muscles that are injected, so a patient should be aware that those areas may feel a bit weird for a few days as it takes effect.
Laying down right after Botox may cause the Botox to migrate a bit.
Botox is used for treating facial lines of animation. The goal is to soften those line.