Millions of Americans use Botox® to get rid of severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and many other unwanted aesthetic hiccups related to aging. Douglas Hamilton, MD offers cutting-edge Botox treatment to men and women living in Woodland Hills, California. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of Botox, book an appointment with Dr. Hamilton today by phone or online.
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment used to smooth out wrinkles and lines on your face. It’s one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic interventions in America.
This extremely safe treatment offers temporary relief for millions of men and women looking to slow down the visible effects of aging, namely frown lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
Botox is made from a highly purified version of botulinum toxin. This toxin comes from the bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.
Clostridium botulinum is a naturally occurring bacteria that can be found in soil, lakes, and forests. With just the right amount of Clostridium botulinum, you can achieve great aesthetic results.
However, Botox can be highly toxic if administered in large quantities.
The primary purpose of Botox is to target the muscles right below the surface of your skin. Once injected with Botox, the treatment area is paralyzed and, as a result, the muscles in that area don’t contract anymore.
As a result, the Botox blocks signals from the nerve to muscle and forces the muscle to relax. Once relaxed, the muscle can no longer pull your skin into wrinkles and lines.
Dr. Hamilton recommends that you come back in once the effects of the treatment start to wear off.
The treatment itself takes only a few minutes to complete, as it involves a simple injection in the treatment area. You can feel comfortable resuming your daily activities immediately after leaving Dr. Hamilton’s office.
You’ll start to notice results within 48 hours of the treatment. The skin around the injected area starts to relax, effectively eliminating the presence of wrinkles.
In most cases, you can enjoy the benefits of Botox for up to four months. Dr. Hamilton recommends that you come in for a Botox treatment several times a year to ensure proper and long-lasting results.
In some cases, poorly-administered Botox injections can cause your face to look frozen. This occurs when your practitioner doesn’t target the right muscles in your face.
Dr. Hamilton has years of experience administering Botox the right way, precisely to avoid this side effect. If you choose to go through Botox treatment with Dr. Hamilton, you can be sure never to experience the frozen look so many people have.
Botox can have life-changing results if done correctly. Book an appointment with Dr. Hamilton by phone or online to ensure professional, safe, and expert care.
*Individual results may vary