Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment used to address issues of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly around the facial area. Unlike dermal fillers that act to augment the volume of the skin, Botox is a chemical that interacts with motor neurons to prevent stimulation of muscle contractions. In small, carefully placed doses, Botox can dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide a more youthful-looking facial aesthetic.
Botox was originally discovered as a protein product of the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Since the unearthing of its mechanism of action, the protein has been harvested and repurposed for reasons both medical and cosmetic. In the industry, Botox is used to limit facial contractions that may result in unsightly lines, and has also been proven to be effective in helping to relieve patients of excessive perspiration.
Botox is absorbed quickly by the tissue it encounters so the initial effects of Botox can be apparent within 1-2 weeks of your injections with results lasting for up to 3-4 months. The compound is delivered by a fine needle in controlled doses to target specific muscles responsible for expressions. Only a qualified practitioner may administer Botox, as the chemical compound can be dangerous if mishandled or injected improperly.
Dr. Harmohina Bagga of the Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center is a board-certified ophthalmologist that now also offers cosmetic Botox to her patients. Botox is relatively inexpensive, highly effective, and can be a quick and painless add-on to any ophthalmologic procedure you are having performed. Dr. Bagga has also received hands on training and is fully certified in administration of Botox. When choosing to have Botox done around the eyes, it is important to have someone that understands the functions and muscles of the eyes to prevent any complications. Dr. Bagga specializes in treating ocular diseases and has the thorough knowledge and skill necessary to properly and safely provide you with wrinkle relief around the ocular area.
Wrinkles are a natural development of age and sun exposure, but its prominence needn't be so harsh. With simple cosmetic practices such as Botox injections, it is possible to lessen wrinkle load and keep your confidence up. Botox can help reduce the appearance of crow's feet that occur at the corner of the eyes, and can also be used to address the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows. In some cases it may also be possible to utilize Botox on the areas under the eyes to achieve a more well-rested look.
In Phoenix, AZ, you can find Dr. Bagga working at the Scottsdale, Downtown, or Northwest offices. Please explore our website or call us with any questions or concerns.