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Understanding Botox Injections

understanding botox injectionsUnderstanding Botox Injections

Botox injections have been found to help in many areas such as reducing migraines and sweating, to cosmetically enhancing deep-set wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. This toxin works by relaxing, or temporarily paralyzing, the muscle. Relaxing the muscle allows the wrinkle to release for a more youthful, natural look. Read more about specific areas that Botox injections may help give you younger looking skin.

Typical Face Injections

 Laugh Lines

Laugh lines can be found around the mouth. Usually a result of smiling and frowning, laugh lines may also deepen due to cigarette smoking. Botox injections will fill the lines for a more natural appearance without smiling or frowning.

 Crow’s Feet

Nothing gives away age more than the lines found around the eyes. These lines fan out from the outer corners of the eye. This eye area is the most delicate area on the face. Most commonly due to age, crow’s feet could also be a result of tugging or pulling too hard at this area of skin. Botox injections release the constricted muscles for a younger looking eye area.

 Forehead Lines and Furrows

Forehead furrows refer to the horizontal lines made from raising your eyebrows. Forehead lines refer to the wrinkle between the eyebrows at the top of the nose. These lines become more prominent with age, as the muscle loses its elasticity, and begins to fall. Botox injections to plump the sagging skin and fill permanent lines.

Important Risks

Like all cosmetic procedures there are risks involved with Botox injections. Over the years patients have sought out MedSpa’s to save money but your doctor should administer the Botox injections. If the injections are not done properly, the Botox can spread into other tissues causing drooping, sagging or crooked results. More commonly risks include soreness, bruising or swelling. Injections are a temporary fix to the skin. Patients typically need injections every 3-4 months, however all patients’ vary.

Want to learn more? schedule a consultation with Dr. Rimma Finkel to talk more about the procedure and if botox injections are the right choice for you.