You can’t see them, but the tissues under your facial skin are working hard for you continuously whether you’re awake or asleep. Together with your facial muscles and nerves, they’re involved every time you smile, talk, eat, squint or laugh. But over the years, like other parts of your body, they’re adversely affected by the pull of gravity, by exposure to the sun, natural aging, and by other factors.
Botox, the brand name of a cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, temporarily reduces or eliminates forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet by blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. It can give the skin a smoother and more relaxed appearance without resorting to more intensive surgical procedures such as facelift, forehead lift, or eyelid surgery.
Injectables such as Botox can create dramatic aesthetic enhancements. How long each injection remains effective depends largely on the patient’s age, genetic makeup, skin quality and lifestyle, the quantity injected, and the size of the area affected. Some patient’s bodies are more receptive to certain injectables than others.
Our top Beverly Hills Botox specialist Dr. A.J Khalil performs the non-surgical procedure to patients who want to achieve smoother skin. Schedule an appointment!