Botox treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of aging. Crows feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting Botox into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles. Botox is approved by the FDA for treating certain facial wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, Dr. Bobo will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your face will be conducted in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery.
The Botox Procedure
Botox injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. Botox is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the injections, patients may experience slight swelling/bruising around the area which will quickly fade. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. Botox is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctors will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.