Not every situation requires a surgical procedure in order to achieve desirable results. At The Center for Oculoplastic Surgery & Aesthetics Skin Care we believe in treating the patient’s individual needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. David Cowen will recommend a specific treatment plan designed with your needs in mind.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of botox treatments in 1992 which has come to be the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States today. It was introduced by opthalmologists in the 1980s to treat optic muscle disorders. It is used to combat a lot of people in treating severe facial lines like crow’s feet, wrinkles, neck bands and frown lines.
Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is commonly termed as the Botox product combats the release of acetylcholine that triggers muscle contraction. Botox paralyzes the muscles and hinders contraction. The effects of botox is visible after a week but it is temporary. It can only last up to three to five months and varies per individual. So if a patient needs a long term effect, he needs to think of his next injections. Administration usually needs to be repeated every four to six months or when the effects wears off.
The botox or also called as Botulinum Rejuvenation should be done in the doctor’s clinic and does not need anesthesia but a numbing cream can be applied to the target areas. The doctor marks certain areas on the part where nagging wrinkles needs to be taken out usually in the forehead, eyebrows, face and chin. The doctor will be using a marking pencil, These areas needs not be where wrinkles are prevalent. Anywhere in the face where the muscle contracts are the places where botox treatment should be applied.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, the treatment could only take less that 30 minutes where minimal discomfort can be felt by the patient.
The doctor will determine the amount of botox to be injected beneath the skin using a botox filler. The toxin will prevent the release of acetylcholine and can stop muscle contractions. The lesser the muscle contractions, the lesser the wrinkles.
The procedure lessens wrinkles by 80 percent. So the points chosen by the doctor plays a very important role in the success of the botox treatment.
FDA requires black box labeling for botox to determine possible life-threatening complications when toxin is administered beyond the injection area but so far there are no life-threatening conditions found in people that are using botox for cosmetic purposes and that botox appeared safe for use.
There are side effects that could take place after a treatment like nausea, headache or pain in the injection sites but these could subside after a few days but in a few months for some. Mild soreness and bruising can occur in the treated site.
Dr. Cowen has been performing Botox injections for over 15 years to patients of Kentucky. He will discuss with you the procedure, the effects, the remedies and how to avoid unpleasant experiences after the treatment. He administers Botox treatments in his Lexington, Ashland, London & Prestonburg offices.
You may contact our Lexington, Kentucky office today for an appointment with Dr. David Cowen at any of our satellite offices.
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