Recent Advancements in Botox
Gone are the days of the Botox frozen face – that stiff, tight face that appears chronically surprised. Recent advancements in Botox have changed the way this wonder drug is used. Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002, and thousands receive Botox treatment every day. This wonder drug works by relaxing the signals from the nerves to the muscles. As a result, the muscles relax, and fine lines disappear. New technique have improved the way that Botox is injected. Actually, results have improved by using less Botox. As physicians become more specialized, they are able to carefully inject in select areas, and ultimately use less Botox. The end results appear more natural, and less stiff and frozen.
Another new advancement is the Botox face lift. These procedures, often referred to as chemical or liquid face lifts, can create reduce drooping tissues. For example, an injection of Botox under the muscles of a drooping eyelid can relax those muscles and create the appearance of a face lift. Ultimately these procedures are far less expensive and invasive than actual face lifts. Botox, the wonder drug from the early 2000’s continues to improve as medical techniques advance.