What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment made up of botulinum toxin type A. It works to temporarily relax facial muscles to smooth over lines and wrinkles. Commonly treated areas include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyes. Botox can also be used medically to treat migraine headaches and excess sweating.
Who is a Candidate?
Both men and women can benefit from Botox injections to achieve a more youthful appearance. Patients who have developed lines and wrinkles on their forehead area due to repeated expressions who are generally healthy are often good candidates. A consultation with Dr. Narasimhan can help to determine if this treatment is right for you.
The Botox Treatment
A topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area before injections to ensure patient comfort. Then, a very fine needle will be used to inject Botox into the targeted areas. Treatment is quick, usually only lasting about 15 minutes. There is no downtime associated with Botox treatments, so you can return to your everyday activities right away.
Following Botox injections, patients can see some improvements within 24 hours, though full results can take four weeks to appear. Redness, swelling, and bruising may occur but should resolve with time. Results from Botox last between 3-6 months before a touch-up session is needed.
If you are interested in Botox injections in the Lexington, MA area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nathan Narasimhan.