Improve the look of your skin
Botox treatment has become increasingly popular as an option that improves the look of the skin and reduces the aging lines on the face without the need to undergo more invasive surgical procedures. It costs much less than invasive surgical procedures and is generally much safer than surgery.
While cosmetic Botox injections are generally safe and effective, it is also important to understand what it can and cannot do, along with any risks involved. Having the right expectations and finding the right cosmetic dermatologist to perform the procedure is key to patient satisfaction.
What is Botox Treatment?
Botox is a prescription drug derived from botulinum toxin type A. Although botulinum toxin is a bacterially derived toxin that was originally discovered for its role in a serious medical condition called botulism, the drug itself is very safe and effective in reducing wrinkles when administered in appropriate doses and the correct anatomic sites by an experienced dermatologist.
When Botox is injected to a site of cosmetic concern, it blocks the nerve impulses that cause contraction of the muscles leading to lines and furrows. Simply put, the muscles that cause wrinkles have a reduced ability to contract, resulting in smoother skin with a youthful appearance.