Scared of smiling, frowning, or making other facial expressions because of fine lines and wrinkles? Worry no more – we offer Botox, a revolutionary and life-changing product that millions of patients have used to eliminate age lines.
Botox is a non-surgical injectable wrinkle-reduction treatment used to address fine lines and wrinkles on the face. After the wrinkles have been treated, the skin looks smoother and more youthful.
Botox is manufactured from a neurotoxin that is produced by a strain of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. The main attribute of this neurotoxin is that it can paralyze muscles temporarily. It does this by preventing the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps in the neuromuscular movement of the face, jaw, and cheek muscles.
The chemical prevents the nerve cells from sending signals to the muscles in the face, thereby preventing them from moving excessively. It instructs overactive muscles not to contract or expand or move, thereby allowing them to relax. This allows the skin to relax, eliminating lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, and vertical brow lines.
To get started with Botox, the patient will schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Miranda to discuss the procedure in further detail. During this consultation, Dr. Miranda will examine the patient’s face and ask them about their basic medical history, allergic reactions to any medications or drugs, food and lifestyle habits, and more.
Dr. Miranda will then determine how many vials of Botox the patient will require to achieve their aesthetic goals. The patient will be able to ask any questions they may have and can see before-and-after photos.
Botox treatments are incredibly quick, typically taking under 15 minutes to perform. This makes them quite convenient. Many people refer to Botox as a lunchtime treatment, meaning it can easily fit into a person’s lunchbreak, allowing them to be back to work in no time. It requires no downtime or healing time afterwards.
The botulinum toxin powder is dissolved in saline or sodium chloride and placed into injectable syringes. It is then carefully injected into the face in marked regions. It is injected directly into the muscles beneath the target wrinkles.
Botox starts to take effect after 24 to 72 hours. In this time, the toxin works by disrupting the synaptosomal process. Its full effects can be seen after around seven to ten days from the injection date.
Botox is injected in extremely small quantities, making it quite safe. People who are allergic to certain medications should avoid Botox, as should pregnant and lactating women.
Botox is the perfect way to get rid of annoying fine lines and wrinkles that detract from your facial beauty and aesthetic appeal. If you would like to learn more about Botox and what it can do for you, get in contact with Dr. Edward Miranda, a well-respected board-certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco, and arrange your helpful consultation.
Schedule your consultation at Pacific Plastic Surgery Center in San Francisco, where we pride ourselves on our results and quality patient experience.
77 Van Ness Ave, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA