Botulinum Toxin, more commonly referred to as Botox, is a popular cosmetic procedure used by both men and women to reduce lines and creases in the face caused by repetitive facial muscle movements. The procedure is administered by injection and takes just minutes, but don’t confuse the efficiency of the procedure as something so easy just anyone can do it—an experience and qualified professional should be the only person administering this procedure. With over 40 muscles in the face it is important the person administering the injection understands the precise areas to achieve the desired results.
The botulinum toxin injection goes into the muscles causing the repetitive movements, which are thereby creating those creases in the skin to temporarily cease that muscle movement and the further development of signs of aging. The number of injections needed in a sight depends on the area. The whole procedure typically takes less than 15 minutes and results can last three to four months. If you are interested in learning more about the botulinum toxin procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your Botulinum Toxin consultation with Dr. McKeown today.