When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, there’s really only one foolproof solution. Wrinkle relaxing injections, commonly known as Botox, are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide and there’s a reason for this. While there’s an abundance of anti-ageing cosmetics available on the market, they aren’t at all reliable in comparison to the undeniable results from this type of treatment. Since its inception, Botox has become something of a worldwide phenomenon with its adoption by people from all walks of life. You’ll see the results of botox very commonly in the music, film and television industry.
Wrinkle relaxing injections aren’t recommended for deeper wrinkles, but they are perfect for tackling the earlier signs of premature ageing. In the past, Botox has received a lot of bad press, with reports of “botched” treatments and “frozen” faces, but this shouldn’t be a cause for concern if you consult with a reputable practitioner, like Dr. Firas. With a wealth of training and experience behind him, he fully understands facial anatomy and the importance of maintaining facial movement with subtle enhancements. Many botched looks are due to patients who do not understand their limits or who are dealing with doctors who lack experience and expertise in dermatology.
Wrinkle relaxing injections, or Botox, works by stopping the nerves which help contract the muscle. By doing so, this decreases the use of the muscle which results in less line and wrinkles in the face. The reason for wrinkles and lines in the face is the constant use of our muscles in our face which pulls and sags the skin over long periods of times. With Botox, you can relax the muscles in your face and leave your skin looking less wrinkled and rejuvenated. The procedure is very quick and requires no anesthetic. The results are long-lasting and can be seen for 4-6 months until another series of treatments is required to sustain the same look.
They consist of Botulinum Toxin that works to block muscle transmissions so as to limit movement and relax the overlying skin. This allows for fine lines and wrinkles to settle and smoothen out.
During your consultation, Dr. Firas will pinpoint the target treatment areas that will allow for the best possible results. Each of these areas will then be injected with an optimum amount of the toxin during a very simple and quick procedure.
In general, results tend to last for around 3 – 4 months, although this has been known to increase in patients who regularly have repeat treatments.
One of the reasons Botox is so popular is because it is a non-invasive treatment, which also limits recovery time and aftercare, allowing you to resume your routine immediately after treatment.