There’s a reason why Botox® injections are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today, they work. With a simple, minimally invasive office procedure you can reduce the appearance of active lines and wrinkles. Dr. Jeffrey Jumaily and Dr. Robert Ruder, of The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, California, provide experienced delivery of your Botox treatment. Call or click to make an appointment today.
Made with a minute dilution of the botulinum toxin, the active ingredient in Botox was first used to treat irregularities in muscles of the eyes. By careful, localized paralysis of these optic muscles, certain eye disorders could be corrected.
Botox injections interrupt the contraction process of muscles around the injection site, causing these muscles to relax on a long-term, temporary basis. It’s this ability that makes Botox ideal for the treatment of some types of facial lines, folds, and wrinkles.
Botox is a particular form of purified botulinum toxin with specific formulations and dosages. Unlike some medications, botulinum toxin products from other manufacturers are not simply Botox knock offs. These have different strengths and characteristics, and each behaves in a different manner than Botox.
The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute chooses Botox because of its proven track record of performance and safe results.
As you age, skin loses its ability to store moisture as well as its elasticity. This lets gravity take its toll, and where once your skin could support itself, now it follows the contours of supporting tissue more closely.
The years of laughing, smiling, and frowning take a toll on the muscles that create facial expressions. Over time, these muscles tend to hold their contracted positions. For example, you may concentrate frequently at school and at work, and the frown lines above and between your eyes seem to become a permanent fixture, even when you’re not focusing attention. This is because of the muscle contractions becoming persistent.
Since your skin now follows the contours of these muscles, Botox is an ideal treatment, since it relaxes expression muscles, smoothing the skin on the surface, and restoring your appearance to more youthful contours.
The fine needles used for Botox injections feel like a small pinch if you notice them at all. While your appointment with The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute may be longer, the actual Botox treatment takes about 10 minutes to administer, depending on your treatment areas.
If you have any side effects, these usually take the form of redness and irritation at the injection points, which typically pass within 24 hours.