Frown Lines Are A Downer!

By Dern Heatherton
Botox is relatively uncomplicated, both in the delivery and the results achieved. This is one of the many reasons that Botox is the world’s leading non-invasive cosmetic procedure. No other procedure comes close.

The most common use for Botox targets one of the most common problem area for patients who are dealing with skin rejuvenation – the treatment of the frown lines between the eyebrows. The reason Botox can make your frown lines disappear is that when you inject the frown muscle with an adequate dose of Botox Cosmetic, it stops moving. The frown lines are reduced because the muscle that cause the wrinkles to occur is not activating in the same pattern.

Again, the most common area of treatment with Botox is the frown line between the eyes. When Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002, the approval was based on the frown lines. The high rate of satisfaction among patients being treated for frown lines is one of the key drivers of the popularity of this procedure. Botox relaxes the frown. Some say it takes away that “angry” look and makes them more approachable. The end result is a more refreshed and relaxed appearance.

A healthy approach to any surgery requires that you be in relatively good physical health. Also, it’s important to inform your doctor of any medications your currently taking to ensure there are no potential conflicts that could arise. Your medical history should include oral contraceptives and estrogen replacement, vitamins, and herbal medications. Remember, these can impact blood clotting and could increase surgical risk.

Patients should be aware of all aspects of their planned treatment. In other words, they should know very clearly whether they should discontinue certain medications, or even stop smoking.

Doctors recommend that patients take the following precautionary measures in order to achieve the best results:

– Wait 24 hours before engaging in strenuous activity or exercise

– For 4-5 hours after the injections, try not to take a nap or lay down

– Avoid massaging the treated area

– Be sure to practice daily facial exercises that your doctor recommends

– Wear sun block

It is best to restrict muscle movements right after your Botox procedure. This will give the agent a sufficient amount of time to settle.

On average, the effects of Botox injections last anywhere from 3-6 months. Facial lines and wrinkles will start to reappear after the time period has passed. Fortunately, the wrinkles will not be as pronounced. It is normally when this occurs that a patient will return to have their procedure performed again. The results of repeated Botox procedures will be lasting progressively longer with each treatment. In other words, a patient will require fewer procedures to achieve their desired results.

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