Thousand Oaks residents wonder, “What is a botox treatment & how safe is it?”
Our facial expressions are controlled by the underlying muscles. Necessary for smiling, laughing, and speaking, the muscles can become overworked which may lead to early wrinkling. A commonly requested cosmetic procedure, Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Patients in Thousand Oaks are turning to Dr. Panagotacos for Botox treatment to decrease the signs of aging.
What is Botox?
Created with tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin, Botox is a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles of the face resulting in a softened appearance of lines. Botox is a safe, effective, FDA approved solution for fine lines and wrinkles. It has been approved to temporarily reduce the appearance lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows and for the crow’s feet.
Treatments are safe and easily tolerated.
As an easily tolerated procedure, patients often describe Botox injections as quick, tiny pinpricks. Your makeup is removed. The physician then uses a very fine needle to inject the Botox. The entire treatment is performed in the office in about 10-15 minutes. The only evidence of your procedure may be slight redness at the injection site or possible bruising.
After your injections, avoid physical activity, yoga, or massaging your face for a few hours. It is possible for Botox to migrate to other areas but if you follow your doctor’s instructions and remain upright, your Botox will stay in place. In about three to five days, the treatment begins to work and the muscles relax. Full results are evident in a week and the effects last three to six months.
At times, movies or the media have depicted Botox as a treatment that freezes the face so you cannot make facial expressions. These claims are quite false. Dr. Panagotacos uses Botox to help rejuvenate a youthful appearance while maintaining the patient’s natural look. Patients are still able to express emotions naturally.
Diminish your lines and wrinkles today with Botox. Contact our office to schedule your appointment. 805-379-3376
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