Botox is an FDA-approved treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is made from a toxin called botulinum toxin type A and works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles underneath the skin on the face. This non-surgical treatment is most often used on frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Botox can also be used to reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth and saggy skin on the neck and jawline. Some patients may also have Botox treatments for migraines, excessive sweating, and urinary incontinence.
Before any treatment takes place, Dr. Jehangir offers a thorough consultation to understand the patient’s concerns and expectations from treatment. The treatment itself takes between 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed to address the patient’s concerns. Dr. Jehangir then evaluates each patient’s face to determine the best injection sites and thoroughly cleans the patient’s face. Then using a small needle, she makes several injections of the Botox serum. Some patients may request a topical anesthetic, but most do not find the injection process painful. The results start to be noticeable within a few days of treatment with the full effects being noticeable in approximately a week to 10 days.
Botox is not a permanent solution to fight the signs of aging. The initial Botox treatment usually lasts up to 3 months following treatment. Patients may have additional treatments at regular intervals to maintain the smooth and youthful appearance provided with Botox. Some patients find that as they have regular Botox injections, muscles become conditioned to rest and they are able to go longer between treatments.
Botox has been approved by the FDA for the cosmetic purposes. It is important that you find a trained and licensed Botox provider, such as Dr. Jehangir, to perform the injections. Botox is a safe, effective, and nonsurgical method of reducing the signs of aging.