Botox St George UT
What is Botox?
Richens Eye Center provides Botox injections to patients in St George UT and surrounding areas. Botox is a form of botulinum toxin A that was transformed into a safe and therapeutic form. When Botox is injected, it temporarily paralyzes muscles and can be used to treat furrows and wrinkles in the skin. In addition to its cosmetic applications, Botox is also used to treat various medical problems, including neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back pain, jaw pain, and migraines.
The Botox injection procedure is quick and simple. A Botox injection requires no anesthetic, but some providers may choose to numb the injection site area. Various options exist to numb the area and to minimize discomfort. Next, a narrow gauge, or tiny needles, will be inserted directly into the muscle, and the Botox is injected. The injection blocks a chemical called Acetylcholine which normally causes muscle contraction and causes wrinkles.
The procedure takes 10-15 minutes depending on the number of areas injected. Many women and men utilize their lunch hour to regain a youthful look through Botox. Results generally appear within 7 days, and may last up to 6 months. Recovery is immediate; there is no down time.
Risks & Side Effects
The Botox injection procedure has been used by experts for over 20 years for various medical and cosmetic conditions. However, as with any procedure, there can be risks, so it is advised that Botox only be administered by medical professionals. Risks and side effects include: