Botox – What You Need to Know

As we grow older, many of us will develop facial lines and wrinkles that make us appear older than we feel or even older than we actually are. An increasingly popular and minimally-invasive procedure among both men and women to combat this sign of aging is Botox.

Botox relaxes the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses. The muscles no longer contract, so the wrinkles relax and soften. The procedure is virtually painless. It usually takes seven to ten days to see cosmetic improvement and the effects tend to last anywhere from three to four months.

Typically, patients are looking to reduce lines on their face, a giveaway of stress or age. Facial muscles and their contractions lead to what are commonly known as “crow’s feet,” or “laugh lines.” Most patients require ongoing treatments to remove these wrinkles and lines. They will begin to reappear as the effects of Botox wear off, but after each injection the wrinkles return less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.

To appear truly rejuvenated, you may want to use Botox in tandem with other injectables or fillers such as or Juvederm. This can lead to reduced wrinkles, plump lips and volumized cheeks, which all work together to soften the effects of age.

Botox has become one of the most popular anti-aging solutions simply because of its safety, effectiveness, and the fact that it is a non-surgical solution to aging. Despite its increasing use, it is still a medical procedure and should be performed by a formally trained and highly experienced plastic surgeon or nurse practitioner. Dr. George Pope’s knowledge of the anatomy of the face allow for safe, effective placement of Botox and other minimally-invasive procedures.

Dr. George Pope’s Pope Plastic Surgery provides Central Florida with first-class Orlando cosmetic surgery services. Our exceptionally trained staff delivers services designed to assist you in your journey toward a better quality of life. When you visit Pope Plastic Surgery, you will be greeted by our friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate staff, who will ensure you receive the most outstanding experience possible.

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