What is Botox Used for?

What is Botox Used for? | Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery | Burbank Med SpaWomen and men who are unhappy with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but do not want to undergo facelift cosmetic surgery, may consider Botox injectable treatment. Botox is a safe, proven, and effective way to reduce the facial signs of aging in a minimally invasive way.

Botox was originally approved by the FDA in 2002, and ever since then, it has remained one of the foremost non-surgical anti-aging facial treatments.

Botox treatment is primarily used for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines between the brows and on the forehead as well as removal of crow’s feet around the eyes. Both these applications are approved by the FDA.

A Botox certified provider may also use Botox for non-label aesthetic purposes such as reduction of wrinkles around the nasal base and other areas of the face. Fabulous and astute facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides Botox injections to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities across the landscape.

 

Aesthetic and Medical Benefits

The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin A, which is a potent biological agent to relax overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Once the muscles are relaxed temporarily with a tiny amount of this neurotoxin, the skin becomes smoother and the wrinkles and lines fade or disappear completely. The FDA has also approved Botox for addressing certain medical conditions such as involuntary eye muscle movement.

Botox is used not only as an independent aesthetic procedure, but sometimes also as an additional treatment along with facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelift, eyelid lift or brow lift to create optimal results. Such combinations enable the surgeon to create more natural looking results and perform less invasive surgeries.

 

Botox Use in Specific Areas

Eyes

Repetitive eye muscle movements and facial expressions can cause dynamic wrinkles around the eyes. These wrinkles usually respond very well to Botox. The medication will only relax the wrinkle forming muscles and not the nerves of sensation.

 

Brows

Expressions such as smiling, laughing or frowning can over a long time result in permanent wrinkles due to repetitive action. Botox is specifically designed to improve moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in a significant way. Even men can benefit from Botox if they want to minimize the effect of a furrowed brow.

 

Forehead

Conspicuous horizontal lines on the forehead can make the face appear angry, tired or old. Aging effects, apart from expression, will cause permanent creases on the forehead. Botox can reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying wrinkle forming muscles. For horizontal lines, Botox treatment is more effective.

 

Jaw Contouring

In recent years, Botox experts have successfully used Botox to enhance jaw contours. If the jaw muscles used for chewing are oversized, it may make the face appear square shaped. Men prefer a stronger jaw line, which can be achieved with a combination of Botox and dermal filler injections.

Dedicated and wonderful facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for Botox.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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