Over time wrinkles, lines and furrows in the skin are created by the action of the facial muscles. Weakening the contraction of these muscles can reduce or eliminate the lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin. Botox® is a purified form of botulinum toxin that temporarily blocks nerve impulses to muscles. Some studies have also suggested that Botox® can relieve migraine headaches and excessive sweating under the arms. The goal is not to create a frozen face, but rather one that appears smoother and more refreshed.
Botox® is injected into the muscles of the face using small needles. The most commonly treated areas of the face are the transverse wrinkles of the forehead, the vertical furrows between the eyebrows, and the crows’ feet around the eyes. The procedure takes 10-20 minutes to perform in the office, and patients can return to normal activity immediately. Results are apparent within 3-7 days. Botox® treatments last approximately three to four months, although some patients note longer durations of action with repeated treatments.
Check out Dr. Naidu performing an actual Botox treatment by clicking on the image below.