Botox has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration as a facial treatment for more than 10 years and has been deemed safe for use in qualified patients. Botox is sometimes confused with dermal fillers, which are a completely different substance. The purpose of Botox in facial procedures is to relax wrinkles and prevent formation of wrinkles and facial lines. This product does not cause any increase in facial volume.

The areas where Botox is most commonly used include the vertical lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines on the forehead, and the “crows feet” lines that form next to each eye as aging progresses. As your doctor begins the injection process, he or she will usually request that you make expressions such as frowning. This will give the doctor a “roadmap” of your wrinkles, and will indicate where the Botox product is most needed.

Each area where the Botox is injected will impact a specific muscle or muscle group. It will start working to cause a mild kind of paralysis. Essentially, the Botox will keep the muscles from moving into the wrinkle-causing patterns. This means that it will be much more difficult for you to make frowning expressions, or to squint your eyes excessively. Botox does not prevent you from making normal facial expressions, but it rather makes it more difficult for you to make those facial expressions that are causing wrinkles and unattractive signs of aging to show up on your face.

You may see some effects of Botox right away, however it typically takes at least several days or even a week to realize the full benefit of a Botox treatment. If aging, lines, and looking exhausted have become a problem for you, Botox may be a fast and very simple answer!

To learn more about Botox please contact us at (770) 683-9136 and talk to one of our specialists and see a top-rated OBGYN in Newnan GA.

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