What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin which, when injected, inhibits the contraction of muscles. As targeted muscles are prevented from fully contracting, the wrinkles which can be caused by such contractions can be prevented, reduced, or eliminated.
The procedure is fast and requires no downtime, making Botox injections an increasingly popular anti-aging cosmetic practice. There are so many ways in which we express ourselves. From the words we use, to our signature aesthetic, to our facial expressions, we are always sending a message about who we are, what we think, or how we feel. Botox offers us added control over the messages we’re sending. Signs of aging such as “11” lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines are caused by the repeated contraction of facial muscles when we smile, squint, front, or perform any number of other facial movements. For patients in Oakland Botox injections can eliminate such unwanted signs of aging, and bring the messages you want to send front and center.