Botox® injections are a relatively common form of non-invasive cosmetic surgery. It is frequently used to treat the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, and crow’s feet along the eyes. In some cases, Botox® treatments in San Francisco and Seattle by Dr. Echavez may also be used to help with severe underarm sweating. The effects of Botox in San Francisco typically last from three to six months on the face, and normally last longer when used to treat underarm sweating.
Why Botox Injections?
If you’re looking for a way to achieve youthful looking skin, there are now several ways that allow you to do so without spending thousands of dollars. Injectables have now become a hot commodity in the cosmetic world and one that we all have heard of is Botox. Botox injections can be used to eliminate wrinkles or furrows on certain areas of the face, taking years off your appearance. These injections are a relatively common form of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.
What’s a Botox Treatment?
Botox is a medical drug which was first used for treating muscular conditions and is now being used cosmetically to help reduce the signs of aging on the face. This gives the face a smooth look and allows your overall facial appearance to look younger for an extended period of time.
It’s frequently used to treat the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, and crow’s feet along the eyes. In some cases, Botox® treatments may also be used to help with severe underarm sweating. The effects of Botox treatments typically last from three to six months on the face, and normally last longer when used to treat underarm sweating.
How Does Botulinum toxin work?
When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox works by temporarily blocking signals from specific facial muscle nerves and prevents the muscle from contracting. This means wrinkles relax in the affected area giving you a softer look. Many people use it in trouble spots such as to eliminate crow’s feet and more. Your doctor will determine the best spot to inject this formula and the acetylcholine that is released from the muscle junction under the skin is blocked. The muscles in the face are temporarily paralyzed and you can begin to see the results in as little as 48 hours.
Typically, results begin to wear off in about 3-5 months so you may want to get repeat treatments to keep up with results you have achieved. The whole procedure will last several minutes and is done in the doctor’s office. You’ll get full results in about a week and to avoid any complications you’ll need to avoid alcoholic beverages for at least a week before you have the treatment done. If you take aspirin or other OTC medications for anti-inflammatory purposes these will need to be stopped about 2 weeks before as well. This helps eliminate any bruising to your face.
Are You a Good Candidate for Botox in San Francisco?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should avoid these injections. If you suffer with a neurological disease you should avoid getting Botox also. Because not all wrinkles are treatable with Botox, you may need to talk to your doctor to see if Botox is right for your particular circumstance.
Having younger looking skin is becoming achievable these days without having to go under the knife. If you feel that Botox could help with your wrinkles and fine lines, please set up an appointment with Dr. Echavez to see the benefits and what it can do for you.
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