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Botox Basics

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015


Botox is a safe and trusted treatment for wrinkles that has been around for decades. Keep reading to learn more about how Botox works.

What is Botox used for?

Botox is primarily used to smooth the skin and eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is usually used to treat frown lines, furrowed brows, crow’s feet and smile lines. If facial wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle movements and facial expressions, Botox is often a good solution.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by relaxing facial muscles in the targeted area. This creates a relaxed, smooth appearance on the skin.

botox fresno ca Botox is FDA approved, safe, and non invasive. During the treatments, a very small needle is used to inject carefully calibrated amounts of Botox into the target area. The treatment is quick and relatively painless. In some cases a topical anesthetic can be used to prevent any pain.

After the treatment patients can return to normal activities and resume work. Results usually become noticeable a few days after the procedure and last for a series of months.

What else can Botox do?

Botox is primarily known for treating wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, and eye spasms.

Who should consider Botox?

Botox is a very safe and effective treatment, but it isn’t for everyone. Here’s what you should know about choosing Botox:

People who should consider alternatives

  • Those who want permanent results that last for years: Botox is quick and non invasive, but the results don’t last forever. For longer lasting results, you may want to consider a facelift.
  • Those who want to add volume: Botox is good at smoothing skin, but if you want to restore volume to your face or get plumper lips, you may want to consider dermal fillers instead.

People who can benefit from Botox

  • People who want a quick solution to fine lines and wrinkles
  • People who don’t want to undergo surgery
  • People who are comfortable going in for touch up treatments every few months
  • People who want to reduce wrinkles caused by facial expressions.

To learn more about Botox treatments and other alternatives, schedule a consultation with Dr. Behr.

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