As people age, their skin starts to show various signs of aging. It is not possible to fight the aging process, but it is possible to address the signs of aging in the skin. Nowadays, plastic surgery procedures are very common – and Botox is one of the more popular procedures you can choose.
If you are unhappy with your appearance and want to look more youthful and vibrant, then a Botox procedure may just be what the doctor ordered. By undergoing this procedure, your facial features can maintain their youthful contours and visible signs of aging can be reduced.
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments, Botox is primarily used to fight wrinkles and fine lines, working against visible signs of aging. Derived from the botulinum toxin, the Botox treatment works by obstructing signals from nerve cells, making it so the muscles do not contract. The muscles are relaxed, leaving the skin smooth and without fine creases.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The Botox administration procedure is essentially performed by diluting botulinum toxin type A in saline water and then directly administering it into the neuromuscular tissue using precise injections.
Depending on the number of wrinkles you’re addressing, the procedure can last from anywhere between 15 minutes to a half an hour. At the start, your doctor will mark injections points on your face. Done to ensure accuracy during the actual procedure, this helps the doctor know exactly where they need to inject the Botox. It is important to remember that the points marked depend on the locations where muscles contract and not where the wrinkles appear to be.
Modern injections have become very fine, making the procedure often painless even without anesthesia. A topical anesthetic may be used if needed.
The injectable is applied on the marked spots, and the procedure is then complete. You are normally allowed to continue with your daily activities, but you may be advised to avoid sunlight for a few days.
The Botox will take effect in one to three days, depending on how long it takes for it to interfere with the synaptic and somatic process. This will be evident in the form of smooth, youthful-looking skin.
Finding the Right Doctor for You
The popularity of this procedure is due in part to how safe it is. However, this is dependent on the circumstances – Botox should never be performed without the assistance of a doctor or other qualified injector.
When choosing your doctor, you should find one that you have properly researched, one with a proven track record of satisfied patients. By approaching the right doctor, someone who is already well practiced in the art of Botox, you can guarantee both your safety and good results.
Dr. Mirwat Sami is a qualified and experienced board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Sami’s years of experience make her the ideal choice for your next facial procedure.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sami and get started with Botox treatments, contact our office and arrange an appointment today.