Are you considering a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face? If so, Botox® can deliver the outcomes you desire. However, you should partner with an experienced provider for the best possible results. Matthew W. Shawl MD is a proficient plastic surgeon and board-certified otolaryngologist. Alongside his team of experts, they deliver professional Botox injections to erase wrinkles and restore a youthful look on your face.
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved cosmetic injection to address mild to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. More than seven million individuals in the United States annually choose Botox to delete years from their appearance.
Dr. Shawl is a uniquely talented facial plastic surgeon. Thanks to his passion for beauty and aesthetics, he knows precisely where to administer your Botox injections to achieve the look you desire. Unlike other practices, his methods appear natural and satisfactory.
Besides Botox, Dr. Shawl administers Jeuvea™, a cosmetic injection similar to Botox. This FDA-approved treatment is efficient in addressing moderate to severe frown lines.
How Botox Reduces Wrinkles
Botox works by momentarily decreasing muscle activity under your skin. Whenever you frown, squint, or raise your forehead, the muscles beneath your skin make your skin fold, resulting in creases, lines, and wrinkles.
As you mature, your skin generates less collagen, a protein responsible for skin strength and elasticity. Therefore, when you make those facial expressions, your skin fails to bounce back, resulting in permanent lines. Botox stops your skin from folding and creating those lines by hampering the muscle activity beneath your skin.
What Should I Expect During Botox Injections?
Dr. Shawl administers your Botox injections at the office in a procedure that lasts for about thirty minutes. Since the needle used for Botox injections is tiny, you will experience minimal discomfort during your treatment. On the contrary, if you happen to be sensitive to pain, be sure to inform Dr. Shawl so he can adjust your treatment suitably.
Your number of injections for wrinkle reduction depends on your areas of concern. Generally:
· Forehead lines- five injections
· Frown lines- three injections
· Crow’s feet- three injections on either side
Although you may experience some redness at your injection site, these effects are bound to fade quickly. There is minimal downtime after Botox. Dr. Shawl might suggest you wait 24 hours before resuming any strenuous activity such as running, exercise, or weight lifting.
Although results vary, you may begin to witness transformation in your look within three days after injections. These results may last for up to four months. Dr. Shawl recommends returning to the office for another round of injections if you start noticing the return of lines and wrinkles. Regular Botox injections can help thin the muscles beneath your skin, helping improve the longevity of your treatments.
Dr. Shawl and his expert team deliver numerous other top-notch treatments alongside Botox. They also offer:
· Sleep apnea
· Deviated septum
· Acid reflux
· Voice issues
To have your Botox injections administered by an industry leader in facial plastic surgery, call Matthew W. Shawl, MD, or schedule your appointment online today for outstanding results.