When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired.
Dr. Victor has been treating his patients using BOTOX® treatments since it first came on the market in 1993, to not only prevent you from creating these deepening lines during natural facial movements, but to also erase the marks of aging, leaving you looking more youthful and refreshed. His unique injecting skills and masterful eye for natural beauty have kept his loyal patients coming back for more for as long as 20 years.
what can botox® treatments do for me?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and certainly one of Dr. Victor’s most requested services. Dr. Victor is celebrated for his injection skills and unique technique for administering BOTOX® and fillers. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort, although a topical anesthetic is often used to ensure you have the best experience possible. Through a series of tiny injections of BOTOX®, Dr. Victor gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth and lines or bands on the neck.
Dr. Victor not only uses BOTOX® for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, he also uses the neuro toxin to treat migraine headaches and excessive sweating.
how botox® cosmetic works
BOTOX® is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX® was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value.
Physicians have been using BOTOX® Cosmetic for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. The medication relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. When injected in small doses in specific areas, BOTOX® injections block nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. In this way, BOTOX® smoothes the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry.
candidates for botox®
A good candidate for BOTOX® treatment may be anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Men and women considering BOTOX® treatment should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You and Dr. Victor will discuss your desired results to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
the botox® procedure
Dr. Victor uses a very fine needle to inject BOTOX® into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, BOTOX® treatment requires no anesthetic, although Dr. Victor always provides a topical anesthetic to his patients, and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
the importance of choosing a qualified physician
Even though BOTOX® is not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician when deciding to undergo BOTOX® treatments. Dr. Victor and his staff take the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s), so patients can be happy again with their smoother, younger-looking faces.
botox® cosmetic results
Immediately following the BOTOX® treatment, occasionally a patient may experience mild bruising, which will go away shortly. After Dr. Victor completes the BOTOX® injections, the treatment will relax the muscles in your face and soften the skin, giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next five days. The effects of BOTOX® typically last up to 4 or 5 months, although a few have reported results lasting up to eight months. After several treatments, the results may be prolonged.
risks and side effects of botox®
Side effects of BOTOX® are rare and are usually mild and temporary. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician.
botox® for hyperhidrosis
Dr. Victor also has a following of patients that he treats for hyperhidrosis using Botox injections to control excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that involves excessive sweating on certain parts of the body, including the face, hands, feet and underarms. Patients with this condition often need prescription-strength antiperspirants to control sweating, and may have to change clothes frequently or avoid wearing certain fabrics.
Botox injections block the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, significantly reducing the amount of sweat produced. Most patients notice a dramatic reduction in the underarm as well as feet and hand sweating within just four weeks, with results lasting for more than six months. While symptoms will gradually return, you can maintain their results by seeking routine follow-up treatments.