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What is Botox?

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Botox: Relaxes Facial Muscles Causing Wrinkles.

Botox cosmetic has been used for cosmetic reasons in the United States since 2002. There have been more than 11 million patient visits.  Botox has an unparalleled safety record when injected for cosmetic purposes.  Botox is an FDA approved purified protein that is used to relax the muscles of facial expression.  The Botox protein blocks the nerve transmission to the muscles.  This effect is temporary and wears off in 3-4 months.  Botox injections can then be repeated to continue their effect.

What does Botox do?

The goal of Botox injections are simple.  When we make facial expressions we use our facial muscles.  Repeated facial expressions eventually cause wrinkles to form in the skin.  Common areas we see such wrinkles and lines include the frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines and lip lines.  Botox injections relax these muscles to either prevent or soften these line and wrinkles. There is virtually no other way to do this besides Botox Cosmetic.

How can Botox help me?

You never get a second chance to make a first expression.  Wrinkles and lines on your face can make you look tired, older and angry.  Unfortunately others judge you by your appearance. Botox injections can help you prevent and soften these lines and wrinkles.  As a result, Botox can make you look more refreshed, happier and younger.  This can lead to better personal and professional relationships and even make you feel better about yourself.

How often do I need Botox?

The good and bad thing about Botox is that its effects are temporary.  It will typically last 3-4 months, even longer if it is repeated before the full facial expression returns.  If you don’t like it, it will go away on its own.

How about Botox and Fillers?

Botox just relaxes facial muscles.  It does not treat the other signs of facial aging like loss of volume, brown spots and rough texture.  Dermal fillers like Juvederm work great with Botox to add volume to places like the cheeks, laugh lines and lips.  Hydrafacials, IPL photofacials, chemical peels and laser resurfacing can rebuild the surface of the skin.  Tying it all together are skin care products like Skinmedica which can enhance and maintain the results of these procedures.

Make your appointment now for your free Beleza Skin Consultation and see how Botox can help you!

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