The injections are virtually painless and the full effect develops over two days to two weeks. The treatment temporarily blocks nerve transmission, helping to relax the underlying muscles.
It is a very safe medication that has been widely used in the cosmetic industry for 20 years to restore a more youthful appearance.
According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. In 2016, over 7 million people had Botox treatments.
How does Cosmetic Botox work?
Cosmetic Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve signals and muscle contractions. This improves the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and between the eyebrows. It can also slow the formation of new lines by preventing contraction of facial muscles.
It’s a minimally invasive procedure. It doesn’t involve incisions or general anesthesia. If you’re concerned about pain or discomfort, a topical anesthetic or ice can numb the treatment area.
During the procedure, your provider will use a thin needle to administer 3-5 injections of botulinum toxin type A. They will inject the targeted area between the eyebrows. You will usually need three injections on the side of each eye to smooth out crow’s feet.
Before treatment with Botox
Before Botox treatment a free consultation with Dr Green will be necessary to determine suitability. She will advise the treatment options available that will address the specific areas of concern that you may have.