Not all men and women are comfortable with the idea of plastic surgery, nor are all men and women in need of something as intrusive as the surgical procedures involved in these types of procedures.
However, these same men and women may still be interested in cosmetically improving the looks of their hands and face. It is under these circumstances that non-surgical procedures such as Botox® offer a great alternative.
When you are looking to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, wide jaw lines and sweating, Botox® is worth your consideration.
What is Botox?
Botox® provides people looking to reduce lines and wrinkles with the option of a non-invasive and relatively simple procedure to do so. Designed to weaken the muscles under the skin that have been shown to cause problematic wrinkles in facial areas such as the lips, forehead and around the eyes, results can be seen within days.
The procedure itself takes only minutes to complete and is relatively painless, as Botox® uses gentle methods to weaken the body’s facial muscles.
Personalizing Your Botox® Treatment
The ideal candidates for Botox® are men and women in their late 20s who are already seeing wrinkles form on their forehead, brow line and around their eyes. The procedure is used on people whose lines appear while smiling or frowning as well as those who show them at rest.
The treatment is suggested for those in early adulthood because it is believed that early treatment could help prevent future formation of wrinkles later in life; wrinkles that would undoubtedly be deeper and more long-lasting. The process can be performed on older adults as well.
Sometimes, Botox® alone will be sufficient in improving the appearance of lines in wrinkles in these individuals. At other times, it may need to be combined with a soft tissue filler treatment such as Restalyne® in order to produce the desired results.
What else can Botox be used for?
Botox® has also been used to treat individuals looking to better define their jaw lines. This is a process referred to as jaw contouring and it involves using the gentle procedure to narrow the lower portion of a patient’s jaw.
Some people are born with jaws that are much wider and effectively look much squarer in appearance. Whether this is due to a wide jaw bone or an enlargement of the masseter muscle (located on the outside of the jaw), it is a feature that can be cosmetically altered for those who wish to do so. These procedures most typically involve narrowing the lower portion of the face by targeting the oversized hypertrophied masseter muscles.
The result is a clean, smooth and narrow jaw line. It is also possible to treat excessive sweating in the under arms, on the face and hands with Botox®.
If you would like more information on the benefits of Botox®, please do not hesitate to contact a San Franciso cosmetic surgeon today!