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What is Botox??

Posted April 20, 2015 in Facial Procedures, Non-Invasive Procedures

We’ve all heard about BOTOX® but what exactly is it? In a nutshell…it’s a few tiny injections that temporarily gets rid of the wrinkles on your face!! For some, those words alone are enough to entice you to try it (and love it) but some of us want more information before they go injecting something into their face. If you are one of the latter, read on to learn about BOTOX® so you can make an informed decision. Here we go…BOTOX® is the 1st FDA approved botulinum toxin to temporarily improve moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. images-1 It has been used to treat numerous disorders from spasticity to hyperhydrosis (over-sweating) and is currently used in almost every sub-specialty of medicine! Interesting, right?? It’s been used for cosmetic purposes since being FDA approved in 2002 with around 11 million procedures being done. Although only approved for the frown lines, it can be used to treat crows feet and forehead/worry lines giving you a smooth, rested appearance! You will notice your wrinkles smoothing away gradually and peaking at about 7-10 days. Most patients notice it gradually going away at around 3-4 months, which is your cue to make your appointment for your next treatment! You may experience some bruising at the injection site so be sure to avoid blood thinners about a week prior to your treatment.

Many also use BOTOX® preventatively as an anti-aging measure to fight wrinkles before they get too deep & become permanent when your face is resting, and it is consistently one of the top cosmetic non-invasive procedures according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Unknown Our goal at Dr. Champion’s is make sure your results are natural while still achieving a noticeable result, after all you still want to frown or look surprised…just minus the wrinkles! Why not see for yourself and come in to meet with Dr. Champion for a personalized treatment plan just for you! Call us today!!

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.