Botox® injections are given to temporarily put the muscles to sleep for a period of three to six months, although the results can last longer with repeated treatments. This freezing of the muscle is always temporary and can never be permanent. The muscle only “hibernates” for a few months. Usually patients have a few of these injections over the first year until the muscle becomes less bulky, due to the hibernating effect. Thereafter, patients may need less frequent treatment. The experience and skill of the physician performing the treatments are paramount to achieving optimal results. Dr Bird knows how to put the right amount of Botox in just the right area to produce a natural and refreshed appearance. Too much Botox can result in a frozen and surprised look. Any physician using Botox should understand how the muscles of the face work with each other in concert. Some muscles lift, while others depress. Botox has a long history of safety. It has been used to treat other medical conditions for about twenty years.
BOTOX® Injections for Wrinkles:
Corners of the Mouth
Lines Between the Eyes or Worry Lines
Lined Underneath the eyes
BOTOX® treatments have provided patients with relief from excessive armpits, hand and feet sweating and muscle spasms of the neck and back. Botox reduces excessive sweating by paralyzing the muscles associated with sweat glands and preventing them from expressing sweat.
The positive benefits of botulinum toxin injections are that while the muscle is temporarily immobilized, the frown line is not being created or reinforced. Most patients notice that their existing frown lines do soften because the forehead is completely relaxed (partial relaxation also can be achieved as patient may desire). Some people have a markedly one-sided face due to an overactive muscle on one side. This treatment can be used to weaken an overactive muscle thereby balancing the face.
It is important to select a BOTOX® treatment professional who possesses the highest possible qualifications when considering this procedure. In many physician's offices and medical spas, a nurse often provides treatment.