BOTOX® Cosmetic is perhaps the most significant advance in nonsurgical aesthetic medicine to date. BOTOX® injections remove wrinkles of various areas of the face and are relatively painless. The Food and Drug administration approved Botox® Cosmetic in 2002 to treat the vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows. Typical areas treated currently include the forehead, glabella (space between the eyebrows), crow's feet, jawline, and perioral region. It is a science-based manufactured solution made from the toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Given in very small doses it can relax facial muscles within 3-5 days post injection. After years of frowning or squinting your skin begins to furrow and crease. The skin also becomes less elastic as years pass and the frown lines persist even when the muscle is no longer contracting. Relaxation of the injected facial muscle will then lead to the overlying skin smoothing out and the disappearance of wrinkles.
Botox® treatments take five to ten minutes to complete and require no anesthetic. It is the quickest and easiest way to make real change to your face if you have wrinkles. Botox can also be used to reshape certain regions of the face such as the eyebrows. For instance, appropriately placed Botox can help to elevate the outer part of the eyebrows or to relax the area between the eyebrows making you look more relaxed and rested. When combined with fillers like Juvederm, the results can be even more exciting.
Results can last 3-6 months and may vary with each patient. Having real knowledge of facial anatomy and experience in placement of injections can also affect results and duration.
Dr. Nordberg has precise and expert knowledge of facial musculature anatomy and its control over facial aesthetics and structure in both men and women. Using this expertise he can achieve optimal and natural results. If interested in trying Botox® Cosmetic please call the office to set up an appointment in Dr. Nordberg's Stamford, CT office.