Why You Should Consider Botox

Consider talking to a qualified dermatologist with North Mountain Dermatology in Phoenix AZ about Botox.

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States today. In fact, according to the National Academy of Plastic Surgeons, some 6.5 million Americans had Botox treatments in 2012.

Botox is actually the name of a drug derived from Onabotulinum Toxin A. Botox, however, is a greatly diluted – and safe — form of the Onabotulinum Toxin that your Phoenix dermatologist injects into certain areas of the face to relax the muscles that cause such facial lines as crow’s feet and brow furrows.

The treatments are fast, easy, and safe. Unlike plastic surgery, Botox is not invasive nor does it require anesthesia or extended recovery time. In fact, Botox is known as a “lunch break” procedure because injections only take a few minutes. You can literally be in-and-out of the doctor’s office and back to work in less than an hour.

When administered by a qualified medical professional, Botox is a safe and effective treatment option for temporarily erasing age lines and rejuvenating skin. In fact, a study published in the medical journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that Botox can improve the pliability and elasticity of skin for up to four months. That study also found Botox may even reverse the effects of high ultra violet light ray exposure that occurs from overexposure to the sun.

It usually 24-72 hours before you will see the full effect of a Botox injection; in some people, it can take up to five days. Botox is not permanent; people who use it must take repeat treatments to continue the effects.

Botox can occasionally have side effects in a small number of people, including, but not limited to headaches, numbness, nausea, blurred or double vision, muscle weakness, dry mouth and fatigue. You should only obtain Botox treatments from a qualified medical professional such as on the staff of North Mountain Dermatology in Phoenix.

For more information about Botox call North Mountain Dermatology at 602-944-4628.