BotoxTM is one of the procedures people tend to know and have misconceptions about. A common misconception is BotoxTM eliminates facial movement and expression. Dr. Numa will be the first to tell you that sophisticated injectors can often preserve people's facial expressions while softening the appearance of their wrinkles. In fact BotoxTM therapy carefully maps patient facial muscle, eliminating movement selectively, while relaxing movement and muscle tone in others. When done properly, his achieves a natural appearance.
BotoxTM can help relax muscular activity so that wrinkles and fine lines between the brows, the forehead and the squint ("crow's feet") lines around the eyes can be softened or eliminated. Patients can even have a "non-surgical browlift" with selective use of BotoxTM around the eyebrows, lifting the brow to achieve a gentle arch.
Treatments with BotoxTM and DysportTM usually last about three to five months, and as patients continue their treatments, the treatment interval between treatments can sometimes increase.
During your preliminary consultation, Dr. Numa will learn about your aesthetic concerns, review the unique characteristics of your face, and then you''ll decide jointly which aesthetic goals should and can be realistically accomplished.