What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment used to temporarily eliminate lines and wrinkles on the face. Made up of botulinum toxin type A, Botox works by inhibiting nerve signals from reaching facial muscles, relaxing these muscles for a smoother facial appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Both men and women who have horizontal forehead lines, lines between their eyebrows, crow’s feet, or neck bands can often benefit from Botox treatments. Botox can also be used medically to treat excessive sweating and migraines. A consultation with Dr. Narasimhan is required to best determine if this treatment is right for you.
How is Treatment Done?
Before injections, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area to help ensure a comfortable treatment experience. Then, Dr. Narasimhan will use a very small need to precisely inject Botox into targeted areas. Treatment is quick, typically lasting 10-25 minutes. Many patients even receive Botox injections on their lunch hour due to the short treatment time!
Following Botox injections, patients can expect to see visible results within four weeks. Botox results typically last between 3-4 months before a touch-up treatment is needed. There is no downtime associated with Botox, though strenuous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours.
If you are interested in eliminating lines and wrinkles from your face for a more youthful appearance, contact our office today! We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation.