Botox blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botox relaxes the muscles so they do not contract.
After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Botox injections have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmological and neurological disorders.
Each year thousands of patients receive Botox treatments for a variety of conditions and it is quickly becoming a popular treatment for reserving the visible signs of aging.
What is the Treatment like?
Cosmetic denervation with Botox is a simple and safe procedure. Using a tiny micro-needle, a very small amount of Botox is injected, very precisely, into several locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite.
No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office.
Some patients experience a slight temporary bruising at the injection site. This can be covered with make-up.