Women and men who are bothered by the conspicuous signs of aging on the face, but do not wish to flip the switch for cosmetic surgery, have a reliable non-surgical treatment available in the form of Botox. Each year Botox helps millions of people in the US and around the world reduce their fine lines and wrinkles from the face and restore a more youthful look.
Botox has received the FDA’s approval for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines as well as reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. However, the FDA approvals are not an automatic guarantee for patient safety. It is critically important to choose the right plastic surgeon to perform Botox treatment. Dr. Bram Kaufman is a leading plastic surgeon providing Botox and other procedures to patients in Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding areas.
Potent Biological Agent
The key ingredient of Botox is botulinum toxin, which is a highly potent muscle immobilizing agent. The treatment provider will inject this neurotoxin directly into the wrinkle-forming muscle, and cause it to relax almost instantly.
The muscle can remain in that state for three to six months and the patient can enjoy a younger looking face – provided the injection has been delivered at the accurate spot and in precise quantity. When received from a recognized treatment provider, Botox can serve as an excellent substitute for patients who are keen to avoid cosmetic surgery.
Botox label comes with an FDA warning that says that the effects of botulinum toxin may potentially spread to other areas away from the area of injection, which may lead to bolulism symptoms. At the same time, however, the FDA also says that a confirmed serious case of this nature has not occurred when Botox treatment was administered by a qualified provider in recommended dosage.
Patients in Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby locations who are seeking a non-surgical anti-aging facial treatment have an opportunity to receive Botox injections from pre-eminent plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman.
Need to Choose Credentialed Provider
The President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Michael Edwards, says that if Botox treatment is administered by an unqualified injector, it will present risks such as drooping brows on one or both sides. This could worsen the facial appearance instead of improving it. Ptosis may occur if the treatment provider makes the mistake of administering Botox too close to the mid brow.
Understanding of Facial Anatomy
According to Dr. Edwards, physicians who are trained in administering Botox treatment should also have a thorough understanding of the facial anatomy and the action of the treatment on the muscles. Members of ASAPS are properly trained about facial anatomy. Patients can confidently receive Botox care from a qualified and recognized plastic surgeon.
Patients should check out the treatment provider’s background and credentials prior to seeking Botox injections. Only trained and experienced Botox providers will be able to deliver safe and effective treatment each time without putting the patient at risk. Dr. Edwards sums up by saying that patients should remember they only have one face (we only have one life as well), and wise choices should be made to protect it.