Botox is a neuromodulator injectable originally made by an ophthalmologist to treat eyelid spasms (blepharospasm) and crossed eyes. The cosmetic benefits of Botox were an accidental discovery in the late 1980s when blepharospasm patients experienced smoother frown lines.
This famous cosmetic treatment is now used for frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet and may be used for thick neckbands, lip lines and other cosmetic concerns. Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers Botox to our Sacramento patients.
What Causes Face Wrinkles to Form?
Any facial movement — smiling, squinting, frowning, etc. — can eventually crease the skin and cause wrinkles. Your skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid as you age, and these proteins and substances are required for a youthful, hydrated complexion.
These wrinkles can make you appear angry, tired or upset when you are in good spirits, but there is hope; Botox is a quick and safe remedy that can eliminate these wrinkles and leave you with a youthful glow.
What is Botox?
Botox is made with purified botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that temporarily blocks nerve signals to prevent the muscle movements responsible for dynamic wrinkle formation.
These lines are often found between the brows, along the forehead and around the eyes. There is a delicate balance to Botox that requires a skilled physician to stop muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles without impacting your natural appearance and facial expressions.
What Can Botox Treat?
Botox may treat these concerns:
- Lines around the outer edges of the eyes
- Deep creases or furrows in the forehead
- Vertical lines or “11s” between the eyebrows
- Thick neck bands
- Skin dimpling around the chin
- Lines that appear on the nose and near the eye (bunny lines)
- Lines around the corners of the mouth or a downturned mouth
- A rigid or square jawline
- Gummy smiles
Botox can often be combined with other cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers and laser technologies.
Are Botox Injections Right For Me?
Most adults with moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles qualify for Botox treatments, but you must also be in good general health and have realistic expectations of Botox results.Dr. Hause can determine if Botox is the best cosmetic treatment to deliver your desired look during your consultation. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and facial concerns and go over any medical conditions, drug allergies or ongoing treatments that may complicate a Botox session.
Our plastic surgeon will discuss your results and go over Botox risks. If this injectable is right for you, your Botox treatment may be performed at the end of your consultation.
How Long is Botox Treatment?
During your Botox treatment, Dr. Hause will use a thin needle to inject Botox to weaken the targeted muscles responsible for your wrinkles. The entire treatment typically takes less than 15 minutes, and the amount and number of injections depend on the severity of your wrinkles and the facial area.
How Long Does it Take To Recover From Botox?
You can return to work or enjoy the rest of your day right after your Botox treatment, as there’s no recovery required. Dr. Hause will explain how to care for your skin after your treatment.
You may experience some bruising or discomfort at the injection site, but these effects are typically short-lived. You must avoid rubbing the facial area where you received Botox injections, as this could cause the botulinum toxin to migrate, leading to facial weakness or drooping.
What to Expect After Botox Treatment?
You will notice a smoother complexion in the treated area in a few days, but full Botox results can take a week. These anti-aging benefits may last three to four months, and maintenance treatments can give you ongoing facial rejuvenation.
Why Choose Dr.Hause For Botox Injections?
The medical professional you choose to perform your Botox treatment is critical to your results. Injectables, like plastic surgery, blend art and science. Dr. Hause knows how much of the product to inject and the exact location to achieve beautiful results that preserve your natural expressions.
There are 43 muscles in the face, so it’s crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the facial structure and anatomy and knows how to inject Botox into the correct places for optimal results
Schedule Your Botox Injections in Sacramento Today
Contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your Botox consultation today by calling (916) 646-6869 or emailing us.