What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin is used to reduce and smooth out wrinkles on your face. Most commonly known Botox, this toxin and is used to relax the facial muscles and tissue that cause the wrinkles.
This can include crows feet around the eyes, "frown lines" between the eyebrows, and forehead wrinkles, sometimes known as furrows. As it turns out, Botox may also act as a preventative treatment that could prevent wrinkles also is also used for non-surgical procedures such as eye rejuvenation and neck rejuvenation.
Advantages of Botox
- Little recovery time
- Reduces aging appearance
- Cosmetic preventative care
- Medical uses
The procedure involves injections with very small needles that deliver the Botox to the areas that are being treated. A topical gel or cream can be used as a local anesthetic. The procedure is very quick and usually done in a matter of minutes.
Preparation For Your Procedure
Preparation for your treatment involves avoiding anti-inflamatories leading up to your treatment
There is no real recovery period necessary for a Botox treatment. You can be on your way when your treatment if finished. For Botox aftercare, it is recommended that you sleep on your back and it is advisable to avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours.
There is some time needed for the Botox injection sites to heal and in roughly 2 weeks the effects of the treatment will be noticeable. The effects should remain visible for roughly 3-6 months. More information on before and after care for your first Botox treatment.
While Botox treatments are most often associated with cosmetic benefits such as treating facial wrinkles, it has shown itself to be effective treatment for certain medical conditions.
The FDA has actually apporoved Botox injections for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches. It can also be used to treat chronic pain and depression, and even excessive underarm sweating and overactive bladder.
Dr. Daniel Barker of Wabi Sabi Clinic offers Botox treatments. Dr Daniel Barker can answer your questions during your consultation and in most cases the treatment can be performed right away.