As a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, we create beautiful faces every single day. We are dedicated to providing the most advanced minimally invasive non-surgical techniques for beautiful facial esthetics. Millions of people use Botox®, Xeomin® and Juvederm® to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance while still having freedom of expression.
Botox® is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin, a neurotoxin in the form of a purified protein. The mechanism of action for Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is really quite simple; it is injected into facial muscles but really doesn’t affect the muscle at all. Botox works by blocking the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle.
The areas typically treated with Botox for wrinkles are the forehead, between the eyes (glabellar region), around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and around the lips (smokers lines).
There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. However, once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract, which allows the wrinkles in the skin to smooth. The effects of Botox will last approximately three to four months, at which time the patient will be eligible for retreatment.
Call today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Carreon to discuss what Botox can do for you! (303) 933-2066