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Since gaining FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox has become one of the quickest, easiest and most affordable methods available for improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown and worry lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes and lines on the forehead and neck. Formally known as Botulinum toxin, Botox, which is a purified protein made from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, it is the most effective neurotoxin known. Its use has become widespread worldwide, particularly by celebrities, as it is viewed as being less intrusive and artificial when compared to other types of cosmetic facial procedures.
Botox injections are received by millions every year, both men and women in Mansfield, Texas, placing the treatment at number one as the most popular facial improvement method available. When performed by an experienced and qualified practitioner the procedure is considered to be very safe. Its effects typically last for about four to six months, although some results may be as long-lasting as eight months. The procedure only takes a few minutes to perform and results are visible within a few short days.
How It Works
As a neurotoxin, when used at the prescribed dilution, Botox has a paralytic effect on the muscles adjacent to where injections are made. Facial wrinkles, caused by the muscles continually working to form smiles, frowns and various other facial expressions, become more pronounced as you age, often making you look older than you’d like. The introduction of Botox into these muscles causes them to relax and soften and simultaneously blocks the nerve impulses to them, taking away their ability to contract. Areas where improved appearance is most noticeable are the forehead, around the eyes and mouth and the neck. It should be noted, however, that the use of Botox will not have noticeable effects on wrinkles caused by gravity or by sun damage.
Advantages to Choosing Botox Treatment
With the vast array of facial cosmetic procedures currently available, you may wonder if using Botox is best for you in the attempt to rejuvenate your face and improve your looks. Here are a few points to consider:
- Treatments are quick, easy and affordable. The actual procedure normally takes only 10 or 15 minutes to complete, with zero recovery time and noticeable effects in just a few days.
- The process is non-invasive, unlike plastic surgery, with very little risk when performed by an experienced, qualified provider.
- The treatment will take years off your appearance, improving not only your looks but your self-image as well.
- Although the effects of Botox are temporary, requiring additional treatment after a number of months, the relaxing of the muscles will discourage the formation of new lines and wrinkles in the future.
With offices located in Mansfield, TX, and Southlake, TX, Mark A. Bishara. M.D. Cosmetic Surgery & Hair Restoration is highly qualified and experienced in a wide variety of procedures meant to help clients in achieving their ideal appearance and gaining confidence in the way they look. Unique treatments include minimally invasive hair restoration techniques, an array of cosmetic surgery procedures as well as Botox Cosmetic Injections. For skilled and compassionate care, look no further.
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