Botox® is the most popular cosmetic procedure to date.
What most people don’t know about Botox® is the many different uses it has, including the following; wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown or “worry” lines, brow lift, bunny lines of the nose, and excessive underarm or palm sweating known as hyperhidrosis.
Botox® is famous for its ability to reduce frown lines and is quickly becoming well known for its ability to create a “lift” in the mouth or brow area. A non surgical brow lift is one of the most requested procedures performed by Dr. Amy Vaughan and her experienced staff. Botox®, when administered by the right hands, can have remarkable results. When injected into frown lines and crow’s feet, you can look years younger and feel more confident in only a short amount of time. Injections are performed with a tiny needle, and are done quite quickly. You will see results in just a few days and they will last 4-8 months in most patients.
Inexperience can and often does lead to a plastic look from an overuse of Botox®. Dr. Amy Vaughan understands that too much of a good thing is not always better. An ideal result will allow natural expressions while still relaxing certain muscles. During your consultation, you should discuss with Dr. Amy Vaughan or her staff your goals and expectations, so that she can administer the Botox to produce the exact effect you desire, without looking overdone.
During your consultation you will be asked to squint, frown, and smile to see what your muscle intensity is. This process is important in determining the amount and placement of Botox® being used.
BOTOX® has been used by physicians for 20 years to treat patients with certain medical conditions such as eye spasms, central nervous system disorders and excessive muscle contractions until a more recent use of BOTOX to reduce wrinkles was discovered. Dr. Amy Vaughan of Huntington, West Virginia has observed that Botox is most effective in the upper third of the face (eyes and forehead) but other areas of the face and neck can be treated as well.
Removing fine lines and wrinkles
In 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botox for cosmetic uses to temporarily reduce facial wrinkles. Since that time Botox has received a great deal of publicity. Botox, however, has been an FDA approved treatment for muscle disorders of the eye since 1989.
Botulinum toxin is a natural substance secreted by the bacterium that causes botulism. Botox works by blocking the release of acetylcholine at the junction of the nerves and muscles. This is the chemical that signals muscles to contract. Blocking the acetylcholine results in the temporary relaxation of the targeted muscles.