Botox is an injection containing a purified form of protein from bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. This protein temporarily reduces muscle activity in your face, which helps minimize frown lines and crow’s feet. Thomas Pulice, PA-C gives you these injections in facial muscles that cause these lines to form over the years. Stopping these muscles from doing their regular contractions helps prevent these lines from getting deeper and reduces them for a limited time.
Activity in the muscles around your eyes and brows, combined with a decrease in skin quality as you age, lead to fine lines. These lines typically become more noticeable over the years.
Botox injections result in less activity from these muscles for a given period, which reduces fine lines and makes your skin appear young. You can still move these muscles to some degree until the effects wear off, but this activity won’t be as pronounced.
Getting Botox injections might cause some slight discomfort, such as a pinching feeling, but you shouldn’t have any considerable pain. Thomas Pulice, PA-C makes sure that you’re as comfortable as possible before receiving these injections. If you have a high sensitivity to pain and are worried about having Botox injections, talk to him about taking steps to minimize this sensation, such as by using a topical numbing cream.
Botox is safe, but there’s a slight chance of having side effects, some of which can be noticeable. These include swelling or drooping of your eyelids, muscle weakness, and vision problems. Thomas Pulice, PA-C will discuss the possible side effects of Botox injections with you before administering them. Keep in mind that it’s normal to have some soreness at the injection sites.
Thomas Pulice, PA-C bases this on how deep your crow’s feet and frown lines are. In general, you might need:
This varies for different patients, but the results of Botox injections usually last for four months or less.
If you have crow’s feet or frown lines that you want to minimize, please contact Las Vegas Aesthetics to schedule an appointment with Thomas Pulice, PA-C.
*Individual results may vary
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