When people hear the term BOTOX, the first things that often come to mind
is “face lift” or “cosmetic surgery.” While it
is true that BOTOX Cosmetic is used to reduce the appearance of moderate
to severe frown lines between the eye brows, it is a nonsurgical technique
that provides a more natural look than some invasive procedures can offer.
BOTOX is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium,
and it has a variety of uses related to treating a variety of problems
caused by muscle spasms. It works by blocking the signals that cause muscle
spasms directly in the affected muscles, which results in relief of symptoms.
It can be used, as mentioned before, to reduce the appearance of frown
lines between the eye brows, and the FDA has also approved it to treat
eye lid spasms, crossed eyes, severe underarm sweating, and muscle stiffness
in elbows, wrists, and fingers.
Unlike invasive methods of reducing the look of lines and wrinkles, BOTOX
is not permanent. The procedure should be repeated every four months in
order to retain the results; if it is not continued, over time facial
muscles will return to their appearance before treatment. The procedure
is fast with minimal discomfort, and without the long and sometimes painful
recovery process that often goes along with traditional cosmetic surgery.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 and are dissatisfied with the
look of frown lines between your eye brows, then consider giving BOTOX
a try. Key-Whitman Eye Center, leader in LASIK and cataract surgery in
Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas also offers BOTOX Cosmetic.