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Douglas A. Taranow, DO, FACOS

New York, NY

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Posted December 16, 2013 in Anti-Aging, Skin Care

Botox is used to reduce the appearance of signs of aging like crow’s feet around your eyes, fine lines on forehead, frown lines and skin bands along the neck. The injectables are derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A. The injections block the nerve impulses temporarily and prevents them from contracting and causing wrinkles. They are readily used today because of their effectiveness and long lasting results.

Face is the most delicate parts of your body. Every day you come in contact with countless environmental elements that contribute to aging of your face apart from chronological factors. With the emergence of Botox, you can reverse the signs of aging and bring back smoother and fuller contours of your face. The treatment involves cleaning of the sites and application of anesthetic to numb the area.

A tiny needle having small amounts of Botox is injected into the specific area. The procedure usually takes just 10 minutes to perform. The length of treatment and number of injections depends majorly upon the facial features, the area to be treated and the extent of your wrinkles. Botox injections are perfectly safe. The effect of them last from six to 48 weeks. They do not have any side effects on the body.

Getting Botox injections is a painless experience. Once a treatment has been completed, a patient can resume to their normal routine. There is no downtime. A cosmetic surgeon may call you to monitor the progress of the patient. The procedure does not require major healing. The positive signs are available within two to four days.

Consult an experienced plastic surgeon to administer the treatment. Search the internet to look for doctors in your area. Select a cosmetic surgeon on the basis of experience, reputation, cost and success rate. Meet the doctor before the procedure. Interview him and clear all your queries. Fix a date and get the treatment done.