BOTOX® CosmeticsBy Houston Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Mark A. Schusterman, MD, FACS
BOTOX® is designed to eliminate frown lines between the eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes and horizontal lines on the forehead that are caused by contracted muscles. When designing a personalized facial rejuvenation program, BOTOX® is one that is considered in Bella Rosa's treatment options.
What is BOTOX® and How Does It Work?
BOTOX® is actually a natural, purified protein from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and acts as a muscle-contraction blocking agent. BOTOX® blocks the chemical signal from the nerve endings that produce the muscle contraction.
When administered by a skilled physician, the final result is natural and pleasing to the majority of patients, and the phenomenon of "frozen" facial appearance is avoided. Although experts have observed that BOTOX® injections are most effective in the upper third of the face (eyes and forehead), other areas on the face and neck can be treated as well.
The BOTOX® Injection Procedure
BOTOX® comes from the manufacturer as a white powder sealed in a vial. The director of Spa Services will add saline solution to the vial just before he treats you. It is important that the BOTOX® be freshly reconstituted to be most effective. The more concentrated the BOTOX® (the less saline added) the stronger it will be and fewer injections will be needed.
With great care and precision, the BOTOX® will be injected into the facial muscles that are causing your lines and wrinkles. The sites for injection are prepared by applying a topical anesthetic and then cools the skin with an ice compress. He uses a tiny microneedle, so that a small amount of BOTOX® is precisely injected into several locations on the face. As the muscles weaken, the skin overlying the muscles also relaxes causing the wrinkles to soften. Pain is minimal and results can be immediate. Many patients compare the sensation to a bug bite.
After BOTOX® Injection Treatment
Patients may experience slight, temporary bruising at the injection site,which can be covered with makeup. BOTOX® injections are recommended every three to five months and often can be done on your lunch hour.
If BOTOX® injections interest you, and you would like to learn more about the procedure, contact Dr. Schusterman's office at 713-383-ROSA or email us via our contact page.
To achieve a lifetime of glowing, natural skin, call Bella Rosa today at 713-383-ROSA (7672) or email us via our contact page.
BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.