Botox – An Overview
With the growing need to have fresh and youthful looking skin, people are turning to cosmetic surgery to achieve that much wanted skin. Those who are not willing to go through the pain of major surgery, choose to get Botox treatments instead. It has quickly gained popularity in the world of cosmetic surgery and enhancements.
Botox, or Botulinum Toxin Type A, is a neurotoxin, which can be injected in facial muscles to reduce the look of wrinkles, frown lines and more. It is known to reduce wrinkles by up to 80 percent, and the results are instantaneous.
Wrinkles can start to develop on your face due to constant use of facial muscles while smiling and frowning. Exposure to sun, and aging are also contributing factors in the development of wrinkles. Botox works by hindering nerve impulses in the muscle in which it is injected. This also prohibits the surrounding facial muscles from contracting. The result is a smoother looking skin, without wrinkles.
Botox is quickly becoming popular because of its ability to give instant results without the patient having to go through a surgical procedure. There have been incidents, however, involving incorrect administration of Botox, which leads to patients with “frozen” faces, and shiny foreheads. Although Botox does not involve a surgical procedure it is always a safe bet to consult a plastic surgeon for the treatment. Dr. Jason Shapiro, a physician practicing in Miami, FL helps with professional administration of Botox
How is Botox Beneficial?
Botox can be beneficial not just in terms of facial enhancements, but also for other problems. For those who suffer from hyperhidrosis – a condition, which causes excessive sweating –injecting Botox in the underarms can lessen the sweating. Apart from this, it can also reduce crow’s feet, wrinkles on the forehead and chest, creases on lower and upper lips along with the neck. When injected in the right muscles, Botox can slow down the aging process in patients by reducing the development of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop over time due to the effects of facial expressions.
The treatment itself takes a little over 20 minutes, and can be performed in the doctor’s office. After the treatment you can get back to your daily routine. You will start noticing the results a week after your treatment. The results usually last for 3-7 months, after which you can choose to go through the treatment again. To enhance the effects of Botox, other skin treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion can also be performed.
When you decide to undergo a Botox treatment, contact a plastic surgeon for the procedure. If you live in and around Miami Beach, South Beach or Fort Lauderdale, contact Dr. Jason Shapiro, or Dr. Jeffery R. LaGrasso. They can help you with your concerns. Dr. Shapiro is the Medical Director at Tribeca Medaesthetics. Along with his staff, he can sit and discuss with you the various treatments that are available and recommend ones that will be beneficial to your skin.