As you age, your expressiveness can show on your face. For a natural softening of the lines and wrinkles that your smiles and frowns create, seek Botox® injections from physician assistant Mena Abitino-Howe, who is an expert injector at Boost Your Beauty Medispa with locations in Merrick and Huntington, New York. To learn how this popular aesthetic treatment can help you look more youthful and relaxed, call one of the offices or book an appointment using the online tool.
Botox® is an FDA-approved injectable that temporarily reduces the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines. Botox is created from the bacteria that causes botulism. However, it contains only a minimal, purified amount.
When Botox is administered into the skin, it blocks the nerve activity in the targeted muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity and motion. When the muscle can no longer contract, the crease or line above it relaxes and softens due to lack of use.
At least 78 countries offer cosmetic treatments involving Botox. Botox was first approved by the FDA in the 1980s for treating specific ailments, such as uncontrolled blinking and lazy eye.
After an extensive scientific study, the FDA approved Botox in April 2002 for cosmetic treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows. Botox is also commonly used for treating other areas of the face, and millions of Americans receive the treatments annually.
A Botox injection takes a short amount of time and requires no anesthesia. Expert injector Mena inserts a fine needle into the target area and injects the Botox. There is a slight pinch, but usually little pain or discomfort. You may use an ice pack for a few minutes on the treatment area after the injection to reduce any possible swelling or discomfort.
You don’t have to take any time off work or school following a Botox session. You can even schedule the injections at your lunch hour and go about your daily activities right afterward.
You may have light bruising or redness at the injections sights, but these side effects fade within a day or two.
Results from Botox last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear. However, fine lines and wrinkles often appear less severe when they return. You can maintain your new, softer look with regular retreatments.
For more about how you can benefit from Botox injections, call one of the locations of Boost Your Beauty Medispa or book an appointment online.