Botox is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates facial wrinkles and expression marks. Botox is made with the botulinum toxin type A and it is one of the most demanded treatments worldwide for facial rejuvenation without surgery. The best-known commercial brands, for aesthetic uses, are, precisely, Botox and Dysport.
The mechanism of action of this toxin what it does is, basically, to provoke the inhibition of acetylcholine to the level of the muscle synapse. This provokes a blockage of muscular contraction. In other words, Botox prevents muscles from contracting which provokes the formation or visibility of wrinkles and expression lines.
Who Can Have Botox Procedure Done?
Any person, whether it is a man or a woman, that wants to improve the appearance of his/her face through the elimination of wrinkles and expression lines can have a Botox procedure done. It is especially recommended for people over 30 years old who present visible expression marks but, Botox is recommended for younger people as well as prevention. is not recommended for pregnant women.
What Results Can I Expect From Botox?
The results obtained from the application of the botulinum toxin type A are excellent. One of the reasons why we have facial wrinkles is, precisely, due to the ability of our face to make facial gestures. These gestures are possible thanks to the contraction and distention of our muscles. When these contractions and distentions are blocked, wrinkles and expression marks provoked by them disappear.
The effects of Botox treatment last for around 3 to 6 months, depending on the patient.
If the patient decides not to have the treatment again, the face will not suffer any consequences. This treatment, as well as eliminating wrinkles and expression lines caused by the activity of facial muscles, it also prevents the appearance of future expression lines due to the fact that the muscles of the face are relaxed for a few months.
The consult is the ideal time for provider-patient communication. The Nurse Practitioner will explain to the patient what the Botox procedure consists of and will guide him/her through the entire process. It is important that the patient asks all the questions about Botox treatment that he/she might have and talks about his/her expectations about the procedure with botulinum toxin. The Nurse Practitioner will assure that the patient is an ideal candidate for the application of Botox and will give recommendations regarding the application of this type of treatment.
At our clinic, You & I Primary Care, Aesthetics and Wellness, Botox treatment for the elimination of wrinkles and expression marks is performed by our nurse practitioner Dr.Leonard Einstein, DNP, APRN, NP-C who is highly qualified and with a high rate of satisfied patients.
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