Botox Cosmetic Salt Lake City
BOTOX® is a protein serum used by physicians to treat and prevent wrinkles on the face caused by underlying muscle contraction. It is one of the best non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation available today and is capable of producing dramatic results in a short amount of time.
The Way it Works
Botox works by partially blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles. The result is that the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. Untreated muscles continue to function, thus maintaining normal facial expression. This is, however, only temporary. Scientific studies have proven that the treated muscles regain full function within 3 to 6 months. A longer-term solution can be achieved surgically with the endoscopic forehead lift.
Safety of Botox®
Botox has been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective therapy drug since 1989 and has been used effectively as such for over 20 years. The most common side effect is bruising. Botox should not be used in pregnant women and individuals with neurological conditions.
The most commonly treated areas include the vertical and horizontal forehead lines, and lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”). Botox is also effective in preventing the development of these lines in individuals who see early signs of wrinkling. If administered judiciously, Botox can also be used to treat lines around the mouth. Botox will not improve sagging skin, damage from sun exposure, or lines not caused by muscle contraction.
In order to avoid discomfort and to allow greater precision of delivery, the physician uses a tiny needle to administer Botox to the specified facial area. Most patients remark that discomfort is minimal and lasts only briefly. Botox generally takes 2-4 days to take effect. A few benefits of this procedure are:
- Effective for treatment of:
- Forehead lines
- Vertical lines between the brows
- Lines forming at the corners of eyes
- Can assist in treatment of lines around mouth
- Easy to tolerate with minimal pain and no downtime
- Safe and effective
- Dr. Thompson personally performs all Botox cosmetic injections
No sedation or anesthetic is required and normal activities can be resumed immediately. Mild bruising occurs occasionally but can easily be covered with makeup.
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