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.