What is Botox?
Botox is a medically produced drug that is injected underneath the skin. It is used to treat muscular conditions but more commonly used for cosmetic purposes. This drug reduces wrinkles on the skin by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. One Botox injection will last between four to six months. After that period, the muscle gradually returns to normal function. The wrinkles will start to reappear and the area will need to be retreated if desired. Over time, if treated often, the wrinkles will begin to not appear as severe because the muscles are being trained to stay relaxed. George Wooming, M.D. shares the top 3 most popular Botox areas.
Top 3 most popular Botox areas:
- Glabella. The glabella is the area between the eyebrows. This area is a high-risk wrinkle area. Injecting Botox in this area allows you to have smooth skin around the eyebrow area.
- Forehead. Since the forehead is a large open area, making it easier for wrinkles to appear, the injections must be strategically placed. The injection site needs to be in the middle of the forehead to avoid drooping of the eyebrow.
- Crows Feet. This is the area to the side of the eye. Crows Feet are caused by repeated muscle contractions and over your lifetime wrinkles form from frowning, smiling, laughing and squinting. By injecting Botox into this area it allows the skin to even out and give a more youthful look.
The use of Botox is a very popular practice and can be an alternative to cosmetic surgery. Contact Us to see if Botox is right for you.