Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that’s derived from safe bacteria. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections that plastic surgeons often use include Botox® and Dysport®.
Injections of botulinum toxin block muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles and enhanced skin texture. Botulinum is ideal to smooth out crows feet, frown lines, forehead furrows and skin bands on the neck.
There are 43 muscles in your face and it’s vital that the plastic surgeon who performs botulinum toxin injections understands and pinpoints the correct muscles to optimize your treatment. Dr. Diamantis is a certified expert injector with specialized training in the face and neck region. A very thin needle is used by plastic surgeons, like Dr. Diamantis, to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into specific muscles. By carefully choosing specific muscles, Dr. Diamantis weakens only the wrinkle – preserving your natural expression. Botox® Cosmetic treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes. You may resume normal activities immediately.