BOTOX is an extremely popular cosmetic injectable. It primarily treats the upper third of the face, eliminating or reducing wrinkles in the forehead as well as crow's feet.
While BOTOX is often associated with collagen or other facial fillers, it actually holds a different function. It is a purified protein that actually reduces the activity of wrinkle-forming muscles. By partially paralyzing muscles in the forehead or next to the eyes, the skin no longer has an opportunity to wrinkle, creating a smoother, more refreshed appearance in the face.
In addition to its cosmetic advantages, BOTOX also provides relief from migraine headaches, as well as excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. While this is not the primary treatment purpose at Dr. Esmailian’s office, we do provide it for patients in need.
How long does it last?
The effects of BOTOX are temporary and will wear off after four to six months. For this reason, it is recommended that patients receiving BOTOX in Orange County come in for follow-up treatment. In this way, we can prevent the formation of fine lines caused by facial muscles.