For a fast and easy way to give your face a more youthful, naturally refreshed look with no downtime, Dr. Nicholas Britten recommends Botox®* (onabotulinumtoxinA) as a solution to a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Its primary uses in our office are to smooth out these tired and weary age-related imperfections such as forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crinkly crow’s feet next to the eyes. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure available that can effectively give you that youthful look you have been longing for.
Botox® is an injectable prescription medicine made from botulinum toxin type A. It is injected into the affected areas and works by blocking nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles that are causing these wrinkles and furrows.
Studies also suggest that Botox offers therapeutic value for the relief of migraine headaches caused from grinding and clenching. Dr. Britten always has your overall look in mind and preserves motion in your surrounding muscles so you can continue to display your natural expressions while also achieving your desired results. Your Botox® treatment typically begins to appear within 4 to 10 days. Dr. Britten will never recommend or provide a treatment that he doesn’t believe is beneficial to your goals. He is committed to aesthetic excellence and safety.
You can expect the effects of Botox® to last up to four months, after which motion will gradually return to the treated areas and the effects of treatment fade. Patients who get repeated injections to preserve their look may find that they do not need as many units as they did during their first treatment to get the same quality results going forward. Botox® may not be a permanent solution to wrinkles, though it can provide long-lasting results that can be continued with maintenance treatments.
*or the equivalent brand XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is commonly used