Botox injections are an appropriate treatment for the non-surgical correction of facial signs of aging.
This injectable procedure was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines on the forehead. In 2013, Botox received FDA approval for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet.
Board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness and Jackie McGinness, FNP (Nurse Practitioner) provide Botox injectable treatment to patients in Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and surrounding communities.
Reduction of Eye Bags with Botox
The correction of dark circles or under eye bags by injecting Botox is a non-label use in the US. In a 2003 study aimed at understanding whether Botox around and under the eyes could reduce the appearance of wrinkles in these areas the medication was administered to 19 female participants.
Women who received Botox injections in the lower eyelids and crow’s feet region were more likely to report positive results compared to those who only received Botox in the lower eyelids.
These results indicate that Botox injections can add volume and fullness to the lower eyelid, which helps reduce wrinkles and under eye bags.
Reduction of Crow’s Feet with Botox
Crow’s feet, or lateral canthal lines, are the fine lines and wrinkles that radiate from the far outside corner of the eye. These wrinkles may create a tired appearance in the eye region making a person appear older than their years.
Botox is FDA-approved for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet. This procedure aims to develop a rejuvenated and youthful eye appearance.
Botox Study for Crow’s Feet Reduction
Allergen Inc., the manufacturer of Botox, conducted extensive research and tests to showcase the effectiveness of these injections in mitigating the appearance of crow’s feet. This earned Botox FDA-approval for the reduction of these lines. Allergan carried out a significant study involving over 1,000 adult participants who were divided into two groups.
One group consisted of 833 participants who received Botox injections for crow’s feet while the other group did not undergo any treatment. The Botox treated group displayed a significant reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet in comparison to the group that did not receive any treatment.
Botox for the Treatment of Frown Lines
The presence of frown lines can make a person appear tired or angry. Botox can efficiently remove these lines between the brows, making a person appear more personable and rested at work or social settings.
Botox injectable med spa treatment relaxes the muscles of the face that cause the development of fine lines and wrinkles. It prevents these lines from becoming deeper. The procedure takes only around ten minutes to complete.
Administering Botox is an art where the most beautiful and natural looking outcomes require injecting it in the right muscles and at the correct dose by a skilled provider.
How does Botox Work?
Botox contains the neurotoxin called botulinum, which obstructs the communication between the nerve and muscle when injected into the muscle in the correct dose.
It is a non-invasive treatment, and the provider uses fine needles to inject it directly into the overactive muscle that is causing wrinkle development. The chemical blocks the communication between the muscle and nervous system temporarily.
Board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness and Jackie McGinness, FNP (Nurse Practitioner) receive patients from Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and nearby areas for Botox injections.
If you would like to learn more about procedures and treatments at Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Jamie L. McGinness please contact us here or call (618) 622-SKIN (7546)
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