When to consider Botox Injections
Flip through the pages of almost any beauty, fashion or gossip magazine and you’re bound to see some mention of Botox, the rejuvenating treatment of choice for smoothing out fine forehead lines and reducing smile creases around the eyes. It’s no wonder Botox has become one of the most frequently requested “lunchtime rejuvenation” procedures by Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery patients.
Originally approved by the FDA to ease headaches caused by abnormal tightening of upper facial muscles, Botox patients soon discovered the treatment also reduced the visible appearance of their wrinkles – without surgery, side effects or downtime. Botox is injected through an ultra-fine needle into the muscles around the forehead and eyes, weakening their contractibility, which decreases their associated wrinkles.
Celebrities and super models aren’t the only people who develop creases and crow’s feet; over the past 20 years millions of ordinary Americans also have improved their appearance with Botox injections. In fact, it’s become such a popular wrinkle remedy, many upscale day spas and hair salons offer Botox to their clientele.
But unlike a disappointing massage or a so-so haircut, undesirable results from a botched treatment are next to impossible to hide. Botox blunders have been known to cause unnaturally arched brows, or worse, frozen facial muscles. Only specially trained medical professionals know how face muscles work and are qualified to administer Botox. In unskilled hands, Botox injections can easily damage the delicate muscles that control facial expressions. Since Botox is a non-surgical procedure, patients experience no residual discomfort and are able to resume their normal activities when they leave their appointment.
Dr. Ernest B. Robinson is a board-certified specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with more than 15 years of experience performing corrective and cosmetic plastic surgery as well as non-invasive enhancement procedures for his patients from Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest and Mission Viejo in Orange County and beyond. If you’d like to learn more about reducing the early signs of aging with injections or other rejuvenation treatments, contact Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery in Aliso Viejo to request a consultation. Call or complete the form on the right today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Robinson to discuss the range of treatment options available to help you reach your individual cosmetic enhancement goals.