Introduction to Botox

You cannot stop aging; it’s an inevitability that everyone must face. So, how do you delay it? With sun damage, stress, pollution, and other factors that could lead to your skin developing fine lines and wrinkles on your face, keeping a youthful appearance poses a challenge.
A cosmetic solution that’s both medical and aesthetic? Try Botox.
Botox treatment safely and painlessly reduces wrinkles on your face, and lets you look and feel refreshed after just one session. Regain your youthful glow with this non-surgical procedure that instantly lifts your skin and also boosts your self-confidence.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a protein enzyme that is injected into the surface of the skin to relax the muscles. By halting muscle activity, wrinkles, and fine lines are smoothened effectively. Known as a quick beauty “touch-up”, this treatment leaves no residual damage or scarring to the muscle tissue or skin.
Botox is a popular and convenient treatment that specifically targets areas on your face that are more likely to develop wrinkles as you get older: the upper part (creases or lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead), the middle part (lines under the eyes or the sides of the nose), the lower part (smoker and chin lines), and further down to the neck (jowls and neck lines).
You may also avail the Botox treatment to address issues such as excessive underarm sweating, muscular dysfunction, eyelid spasms, cross-eyedness, and other conditions.

How Does Botox Work?

Wrinkles are naturally caused by frequent facial movements that are most evident on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the eyebrows (frown lines).

Once a targeted area is injected with tiny doses of Botox, it blocks the release of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for muscle contraction. As the Botox temporarily freezes the muscle, it will be unable to contract or spasm, making it more relaxed and loosened. The result is a smoother facial expression.
However, the skin’s aging process continues, and with it, comes maintenance treatments to prolong the positive effects of Botox. This is typically an outpatient procedure and you can leave the clinic right after a session. If you do experience numbing or nausea, it is advisable to bring a companion to drive you home.

Benefits of Botox

Continuous Botox treatments result in smoother, wrinkle-free, and younger-looking skin. However, there are other non-cosmetic benefits that you ought to learn about too:
Reduces Visible Signs of Aging
Besides the standard smoothing of wrinkles and fine lines, Botox can prevent the development of new wrinkles and subtly contour facial characteristics. A board-certified dermatologist or a supervising physician is trained to reduce facial wrinkles without you having to worry about looking “frozen”.
Stops Excessive Sweating
The clinical term for sweating excessively is called hyperhidrosis. When antiperspirant and deodorant do not help, a Botox injection can block the chemical, acetylcholine, that activates the sweat glands.
Treats Different Medical Conditions
Botox is used to correct eye problems as well, such as lazy eyes, crossed eyes, rapid eye blinking, and eye spasms. Other medical uses of Botox include the treatment of incontinence or an overactive bladder, TMJ, neck spasms, and joint pain.
Easy and Convenient
It does not take an entire day to have a Botox treatment. From start to finish, this non-invasive treatment can last for around 25-30 minutes at the clinic.
Quick Results
After every Botox treatment, you can see visible results as early as 3-4 days. It continues to work 3-6 months after your injection and you will notice the maximum effects on your targeted areas.
Customizable Treatment Options
Consult with your physician to discuss whether you want Botox injections for aesthetic or medical purposes or a combination of both.

Why Choose Dr. Ryan Suri at TayTen Cosmetics

Dr. Ryan Suri is a surgeon at TayTen Cosmetics and he specializes in tailor-made aesthetic and medical treatment plans for all his patients. He offers a wide range of cosmetic services including Botox injections, Juviderm facial fillers, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapies.
Dr. Suri is sought-after for his Full Face Rejuvenation treatment. He incorporates all his specialty treatments to achieve a non-surgical facelift for that natural, youthful, and revitalized appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the Botox treatment be?
Allot around 25-35 minutes for the Botox to be administered in your preferred targeted areas.
Is Botox safe?
Yes. For as long as the Botox injections are in small doses, the treatment is safe and has few side effects.
Does Botox hurt?
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. Botox injections are generally not painful, but there may be a slight discomfort or stinging sensation.
How long does it take for Botox to work? Until when does Botox last?
You may see visible results of your Botox treatment after 3-4 days after an injection. Most people would experience the moderate effects from 10-14 days but this will also depend on the issue and the number of areas that were treated. Botox will continue to work for at least 3-6 months and will show its maximum effects by this time.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
You may have to disclose your health history to your physician, so you can be evaluated for your fitness for the Botox procedure. A thorough consultation with your physician and further lab tests will determine which treatment option suits you best. However, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Botox, you may have to look at other treatment options.