Our busy lifestyle make it very difficult for the majority of people to take good care of themselves. Considering this, we can now offer non-surgical solutions that take very little time to perform, have little or no discomfort, swelling and bruising. Patients can usually return to their regular activities immediately following the injections.
Botox injections have now become the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedure in North America - and with good reason. This procedure, which requires no surgery, no scars and takes all of five minutes, has completely revolutionized the way we treat wrinkles of the face.
Botox has been used in medicine for many years. It has been used for neurological problems where muscle contraction is exaggerated and bothersome to the patient. It made its way into the field of plastic surgery many years ago in a very exciting fashion. Essentially, it works as a muscle relaxant and removes the ability of a muscle to contract. Therefore, hen used in areas such as the glabella (line between the eyebrows), forehead or squint lines where the muscles are frequently contracting and causing wrinkles, it attenuates these wrinkles by its muscle relaxation properties.
Eventually, Botox is eliminated from the body. The muscle will then begin to contract again, usually four to five months later.
The effect of the Botox is not immediate and may take up to two weeks to be fully evident. Discomfort is non-existent. Localized bruising and swelling may occur but are extremely rare.
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