About this procedure
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin is a chemical agent produced by a bacteria (clostridia Botulinum). In nature it is considered to be a powerful poison, because of its ability to cause muscular paralysis. Once purified and quantified this agent has become useful to the medical profession to create weakness of over-active muscles. Botox has been approved by the FDA to create local weakness (partial paralysis) of the frequently over-active muscles, which cause frowning, forehead wrinkling, and crows’ feet. The result is aesthetic improvement.
The Procedure: Carefully measured increments of diluted purified Botulinum toxin are injected into specific muscle bundles to improve the patient’s appearance by reducing or eliminating the patient’s ability to wrinkle or frown. Without the muscular activity the wrinkles tend to fade until the muscles regain their tone. This period can vary from 3-4 months.
Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks has extensive experience and expertise in performing Botox. Every care and attention will be taken to maintain your health and well-being while providing you the optimal result from your Cosmetic Plastic Surgery operation. For more information and to schedule a consultation, please contact us.