What Is Botox?
Botox and dermal fillers can restore your youthful appearance by treating signs of aging.
Botox relaxes the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, which occur generally when your face is making an expression. Dermal fillers treat static wrinkles, which are apparent even when your face is relaxed and not making an expression.
Botox is classically used as a muscle relaxant in the areas between the eyes, the chin and downturn of the mouth. In addition to treating signs of aging on the face and neck, Botox also treats excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the armpits.
Dr. Friedman’s Treatment Approach to Botox
Dr. Friedman, a U. S. and Israel Board Certified Dermatologist with over 25 years experience, has extensive experience performing the Botox FaceLift.
This technique is very effective in recapturing your youthful, natural appearance.
The Botox FaceLift lifts the skin by placing the botox in the superficial, intradermal layers of the skin in the following areas:
- Upper Forehead
- In front of the ears
In addition to lifting the skin, Botox has additional positive effects on the skin:
- Decreases Oiliness
- Improves Appearance of Pores
- Creates Collagen
The Botox Facelift can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, or with a combination of dermal fillers, depending on the extent of the signs of aging. Generally, Botox treatments can be maintained in 2-4 visits throughout the year.
At your consultation, Dr. Friedman will personally tailor a treatment plan for you, so that you can restore and enhance your unique, youthful appearance
Where Can I Get Botox?
Botox can be placed in the upper forehead. In the lower forehead, botox can not placed as it can cause the eye to droop.
Botox can create a beautiful eye shape, and can be used along with dermal filler.
Botox in the temple can be placed to treat migraines.
Botox can treat crow’s feet, often in combination with dermal filler.
In the area under your eyes, botox can address a thickened muscle which becomes noticeable when one smiles, as well as wrinkles directly under the eyes.
Botox can soften “bunny lines” around the nose, which appear when one squints or frowns. In addition, botox can lift the nose.
Botox can address a gummy smile, downturning of the mouth, and lines above the lips.
In the chin, there can be an active muscle which can be treated with botox.
Botox can create a beautiful, oval jawline rather than a square one. In addition, botox can shrink very prominent muscles in the jawline, which can also cause one to grind or clench their teeth.
There are different types of bands on the neck. Vertical bands on the neck can be treated with botox. Sagging bands on the neck can be addressed with a combination of dermal filler, intradermal botox and laser, which can improve the integrity of the skin and a wrinkled skin texture.