Using Botulinum Toxin Type A injections treat wrinkles via an injection. The popular brand name for this neuromuscular inhibitor is called Botox Cosmetic. It was originally created to treat neurological disorders, but now it is being successfully used in the treatment of wrinkles and frown lines.
Botox Cosmetic is injected under the skin beneath a wrinkle using a small needle. The discomfort is minimal and usually lasts a few seconds. Botox relaxes the muscle tissue by blocking nerve impulses, thus preventing the formation of new lines. Within a couple of days the results can be clearly seen and will rejuvenate your overall appearance, after which the procedure can be performed again.
With Botox Cosmetic, there is no recovery time and the results usually last three to four months. To learn more, contact the Denver office of Dr. Christine Rodgers to set up a consultation.