Botox injections are a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure used to treat crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrows, and forehead wrinkles. It’s common in pop culture to mock the stretched, unmoving faces that result from improperly administered Botox injections, but thousands of men and women in and out of the spotlight receive regular Botox treatments. Botox is an easy, relatively inexpensive way to gain more youthful skin without undergoing facelift surgery. If you want to refresh your appearance this summer without worrying about the cost and recovery of a face or neck lift, Botox may be the procedure for you.
Benefits of Botox
Botox is popular because of its minimal discomfort, short recovery time, and non-permanent status. Botox allows men and women to enhance their self-esteem by minimizing or eliminating lines around the eyes and forehead. It subtly smooths the skin, resulting in more youthful appearance without patients appearing to have “had work done.” Botox procedures require no anesthesia, take less than fifteen minutes, and cause no lasting discomfort. Although Botox is used to treat wrinkles and creases beneath the surface of the skin, studies show it may also reduce the effects of recurrent headaches or migraines.
How Much and How Often?
Cases of “Botox gone bad” are often the result of miscalculations by non-accredited physicians or misinformation on the part of the patient. The amount of Botox injected and how soon a patient should receive another treatment are determined case-by-case. Dr. Brantner will determine how much Botox is necessary based on the severity of a patient’s lines and wrinkles, the elasticity of his or her skin, and whether the patient has had previous Botox injections. Botox injections typically last between 3 and 4 months, at which time the patient can schedule another treatment. After several treatments, the effects of Botox build up, resulting in smoother skin and less frequent injections.
To schedule a non-permanent “lunchtime facelift,” call the scheduling coordinator at Dr. Brantner’s Johnson City office.