Cosmetic uses of BOTOX have been used by dermatologists since 2002 when the FDA announced its approval to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines. Since its approval, cosmetic BOTOX has become widespread in the United States. While women make up two thirds of all BOTOX patients, both men and women are candidates for BOTOX treatments.
As human beings we understand the aging process, but that does not mean we all enjoy the signs of aging. A person’s face is typically the first area where signs of aging occur. The muscles of the face are used every second that a person is awake, and this continued muscle use stretches out the facial skin. BOTOX injections are used to smooth out facial wrinkles – especially those frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet around the eyes, and horizontal lines across the forehead. BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that react to muscle activity and cause wrinkles to occur. Over time, the facial muscles will have worked for so long that frown lines and wrinkles remain on the face.
BOTOX injections are the most common cosmetic procedures administered in the United States. With trivial amounts of pain associated with the injections and no downtime, people are able to take advantage of BOTOX to achieve the youthful appearance they desire. People can expect their BOTOX injections to last anywhere between 6 weeks to 8 months. With repeated BOTOX injections, the treated areas will remain wrinkle free for longer periods of time.
Your dermatologist can help you decide if BOTOX is the right facial rejuvenation option for you.
Posted on behalf of Northwest Georgia Dermatology