Botox is one of the most sought-after non-surgical cosmetic dermatology procedures for the rejuvenation of the face.
Botulinum toxin type A is the active ingredient in Botox, and it is used in tiny amounts to create the desired wrinkle smoothing effect in particular facial areas.
In 2002, the FDA initially approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and between the brows.
Subsequently, in 2013, the FDA approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet, which are fine lines radiating outward from the outer eye corners. Botox has been used for years for off-label cosmetic purposes such as the reduction of fine lines at the nose base and other facial lines.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provides advanced skin care and medical spa treatments to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding locations.
Botox injections temporarily reduce or eliminate specific lines and wrinkles on the face by relaxing the overactive underlying muscle that is causing the formation of the wrinkle.
Apart from the cosmetic benefits of Botox such as the removal of frown lines and crow’s feet, the treatment has also been approved by the FDA for certain medical purposes such as treatment specific eye conditions.
Additionally, Botox can be combined with other cosmetic dermatology procedures to create more complete and harmonious results.
It is popularly used as a part of a ‘liquid facelift’ nowadays, which involves the treatment provider creating a customized combination of Botox and one or more soft tissue filler injections.
Botox works effectively on dynamic wrinkles which occur due to overactive muscle movement. Other treatments such as fillers may be used to treat facial creases that may result from the loss of facial volume.
Facial expressions and repetitive muscle motion can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. These signs of aging respond effectively to Botox injectables. Botox affects only the muscle nerves, and not the nerves of sensation and the patient will not experience any sensation loss in the injection area.
Over the years, activities such as laughing, smiling, or frowning can lead to the development of wrinkles between the brows. Botox can address moderate to severe frown lines, and can significantly improve the appearance of this area. Today, many men who want to reduce the appearance of deep furrows between the brows also undergo Botox treatment.
Botox can effectively relax the underlying forehead muscles to produce a smoother, more youthful forehead appearance. The horizontal lines on the forehead respond especially well to Botox treatment, making the overall outcomes quite effective.
Cosmetic dermatologists have accomplished successful outcomes with Botox for jaw contouring in recent times. If a person has oversized jaw muscles, the shape of the may appear square. Botox can develop a more natural, oval-shaped face as sought by the patient.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and nearby areas for safe and proven skin care and medical spa treatments.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090.
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