At SmarterSkin Dermatology, Dr. Sejal Shah offers an array of cosmetic procedures to address the unwanted signs of aging, including Botox®, which provides a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
As part of the aging process wrinkles and furrows can develop between the brows and crow’s feet can appear around the eyes. These age-related imperfections can result in a tired and weary appearance.
Botox is a prescription medicine that can be injected into the affected areas to dramatically improve the look of fine lines and furrows. Made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox gives the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. It works by blocking nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles that are causing these wrinkles and furrows.
With strategically placed injections of Botox, Dr. Shah can produce a noticeable reduction in the appearance of frown lines, lines on the bridge of the nose, horizontal lines on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and bands on the neck. Moreover, since Botox is delivered to targeted areas through a series of small injections with micro-fine needles, the discomfort of this in-office procedure is minimal and involves zero downtime.
Patients typically see noticeable results in 4-10 days following treatment with improvements lasting up to four to six months. And, by coming in for periodic treatment, patients can maintain the aesthetically pleasing effects of Botox over time.
In addition to cosmetic applications, Botox can also be used for medical purposes. Botox provides a safe and effective method of care for relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.