What is botulinum toxin type A?
Botulinum toxin is a filtered substance derived from bacteria. Types of botulinum toxin type A injections that are commonly known include Botox and Xeomin. Injections of botulinum toxin block muscular nerve indicators, which then weakens the muscle to where it can’t contract. Resulting in diminished, undesired facial wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can help smooth:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
Botulinum toxin candidates
Any common facial movement such as smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing can eventually lead to one of the most typical signs of aging: wrinkles. Even though you may not be, the fine lines can make you look angry or sad. A simple injection of botulinum toxin type A is one of the most efficient and safest ways to remove wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even aid in preventing the formation of future wrinkles and lines.
Botulinum toxin recovery
There is no down time or recovery time for botulinum toxin injections. Also, no anesthesia is required for such procedures.
One note of caution: Don’t massage the treated areas after the procedure because it can cause the botulinum toxin to shift to another area of your face. If this does occur, you could have temporary drooping or weakness of the face.
Board certified plastic surgeon Jeanette Padgett offers more than just cosmetic surgery. Another option to consider is a BOTOX® cosmetic injection, a safe and popular non-surgical method for looking younger.
Here’s how it works: An injection of a clinical formula of Botulinum Toxin Type A, known as BOTOX® Cosmetic, makes it possible to immobilize selected muscles of facial expression, smoothing deep expression lines and furrows, especially around the forehead and eye area.
During your consultation, Dr. Padgett will discuss your questions with you and explain the details of BOTOX® Cosmetic.