Botox

Dr. Park’s Approach:

Although there are three neurotoxins currently available in the US, most know of Botox which was the first available. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport all work on the principle of paralyzing the muscle which is causing wrinkling. The most common areas treated are between the brows, the forehead, and the crows feet areas of the eyes. The effectiveness in these areas is excellent and consistent. The treatments usually last about 3 months, although I have patients who have consistently had treatments for many years and appear to have undergone some muscle atrophy which has prolonged the interval for them between treatments. 

These neurotoxins are wonderful ways to soften the appearance of the face, especially in the area of the upper face. They also can be used to address specific muscles around the mouth, although my experience here is that the results in this area tend to be a little less consistent. Treatment of certain conditions of the neck is also possible.

What is Botox?  Botox Image

Botox, also called Botulinum Toxin Type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum Toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

Botox Cosmetic is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.