Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) is an injectable protein that is utilized to minimize the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, neck and hands. Botox injections are frequently performed to correct a multitude of aesthetic issues that contribute to the visible signs of aging, such as:
- Eyebrow furrows (glabellar lines)—Botox received FDA approval as an effective treatment for glabellar lines in 2002
- “11” lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet (lines and wrinkles surrounding the eye region)
- Bunny lines on the sides of the nose
- Gummy smiles
- Nasal flare
- Sagging or fine lines at the corners of the mouth
- Drooping eyebrows
- Horizontal or vertical neck bands
Botox remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedure because it is a safe, non-invasive treatment for patients with the goal of correcting deep, pervasive wrinkles, as well as for younger patients who are seeking out Botox treatment as a more preventative anti-aging measure.
In addition to obscuring the appearance of current wrinkles and lines, Botox injections also serve a pre-emptive function, in that they prevent the creation of new wrinkles by constraining the patient from making the facial expressions responsible for the formation of wrinkles.
In a matter of a few injections within 20-30 minutes, Botox can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by more than 80% within 5 days, leaving patients with a refreshed and youthful appearance without causing discomfort or requiring post-treatment downtime.
The rejuvenating effects of Botox injections are amplified when Botox is performed in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments, such as: chemical peels, dermal fillers, and microdermabrasion.
BOTOX TREATMENT DETAILS AND PRECAUTIONS
Botox functions by actively blocking the nerve impulses around the injection site, thereby relaxing and preventing the future contraction of the muscles adjacent to the treatment site. The visible, wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox treatment peak 2-7 days following the initial injections, and the results last approximately 3-5 months.
As the popularity of Botox has surged over the past ten years, it has become more widely available, and is now offered in a variety of locations. However, the importance of having your Botox treatments performed by an experienced plastic surgeon cannot be emphasized enough, because if Botox is injected by anyone without an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and a high level of proficiency in the field of aesthetic enhancement procedures, the results can be devastating. An unnatural “frozen” or “tightly pulled” facial appearance, visible ripples, and shiny foreheads, are only a few of the potential complications that can occur after the improper administration of Botox injections. Fortunately, Dr. Hani Sinno, M.D., is a skillful and well-respected plastic surgeon who has performed countless Botox treatments at his private practice in Montreal, Quebec, and has helped many of his patients to safely minimize the appearance of their wrinkles and fine lines. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sinno will collaborate with you to determine the ideal treatment sites and optimal number of Botox units you will require to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.
CONTACT DR. SINNO
Dr. Sinno and his well-trained team members have worked to create a welcoming, healing office environment, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your Botox treatment details and options. Your Botox treatment plan will be uniquely customized to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and you can be assured that you will have the best possible patient care throughout your Botox injection experience. If you would like additional information about Botox treatments, please contact Dr. Sinno’s office today. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sinno.
Pre and Post Operative Photos
Please Click here for representative examples of pre and post-operative photos of patients from the website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
For more information on this specific procedure and to watch a 3D video animation, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) here: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/3d-animations.html