Botox Injections Specialist in Honolulu, HI
Slow down the signs of aging today! Botox is a cosmetic drug that temporarily relaxes the muscles of the face, reducing wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead by blocking certain chemicals for neurons to the muscles in which it was injected. At the Island Medical and Beauty Clinic, where our board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Lee DO provides botox injections that will help you look younger and feel more confident. Botox injection can be used to treat different areas such as frown lines, forehead, and crow’s feet near the eyes! Contact our team of professionals at Island Medical & Beauty Clinic or visit us online to book an appointment.
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What Is Botox?
How Is Botox Used?
How Is a Botox Procedure Done?
Botox is a popular injectable used for cosmetic purposes to minimize the signs of aging. While it can be used for other medical purposes, it is more commonly known and used to minimize and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It can be used on several different areas of the face, with the most common treatment area being the top portion of the face, and specifically in the forehead area. The popular treatment areas for Botox are the horizontal lines across the forehead, the vertical lines between the eyebrows, the crinkles at the top of the nose, and the fine lines at the corners of the eyes, known as crow’s feet.
While originally used by movie stars and celebrities to help them appear younger, it has become more widely available for the general public, becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for anti-aging. It is formulated using a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA that works by preventing the muscles that it is injected into from being able to move. While it can be injected into several different areas of the face, it is recommended to keep the number of areas it is used on to a minimum to prevent the face from appearing to be frozen. Working with a trained and certified Botox injection specialist will ensure that the results you get from your treatment are natural-looking, without being overdone.
Botox has many different functions, depending on the administration of the injection. It can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, however, its most common use is for cosmetic purposes, to minimize and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is injected into targeted areas of the face to prevent the muscles from being able to contract, which causes lines and creases to form when a person changes facial expressions, most commonly smiling, laughing, frowning, and squinting. Botox can be used on several different areas of the face such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, at the corners of the eyes, at the corners of the mouth, on the chin, and running from the other edges of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth, as the most prominent areas.
The areas most commonly treated with Botox injections are in the upper portion of the face, specifically on the vertical lines between the eyebrows, the lines at the top of the bridge of the nose, the horizontal lines in the forehead, and the lines that radiate out from the corners of the eyes called crow’s feet. When injected into any of these areas, the muscles are blocked from being able to contract, which causes the lines and creases to form as the skin over the top of the muscles also won’t move. For existing lines in these areas, they can also start to smooth out as a result of Botox as the muscle contractions are no longer causing the lines to appear.
Botox is a quick and easy procedure performed in a doctor’s office or certified practitioner’s clinical space. A session of Botox involves several injections of Botox, measured in units, spaced out as needed across the treatment area for maximum effectiveness. Your certified Botox injection specialist will let you know how many units they recommend for you based on the area being treated, the results you are looking for, and how mild or severe the lines and wrinkles are in that area. They will also let you know what results you can expect and how long the results will last. Botox is a temporary treatment, so additional injections will be needed to maintain the results over time.
Your practitioner can let you know exactly what you can expect from your treatment, but typically the area will be numbed with a cream or gel before the injections. Once the injections have been administered, patients can go about their day as normal as Botox has minimal downtime. You can expect some redness and tenderness at the injection site, as well as potentially some minor bruising or bleeding, but this will clear up within a couple of days. To learn more about what Botox can do for you, reach out to the team at Island Medical & Beauty Clinic contact us or book your initial consultation appointment. We are conveniently located at 3470 Waialae Ave Ste 6, Honolulu, HI 96816. We serve patients from Honolulu HI, Pearl City HI, Halawa HI, Aiea HI, and Village Park HI.
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