Institute for Healing Arts Research : Director, Andrew Kochan, M.D.

Clinical Programs: Cosmetics


Before Botox
After Botox

Now you can do something to eliminate those unsightly lines and wrinkles!

Unwanted facial lines, wrinkles and creases are caused by a combination of three factors:

The effects of aging can be minimized by nutritional and hormone therapy.

The force of gravity contributes to wrinkling of skin, but is a factor we cannot control.

Muscular Action
Muscular action causes facial expressions, such as frowning and squinting, resulting in furrows, creases and crow’s- feet that give you an angry, tense or older appearance. Repetitive muscular action results in increased tone in the muscle, even at rest. In time, permanent structural changes will occur in the skin. By blocking muscular action, creases will be eliminated and permanent lines and wrinkles can be prevented.

Botox can eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles.

Botox is a protein made by a bacterium that affects the muscular action. It disables the muscle by blocking the release of neurotransmitters from the nerve to that muscle. This prevents the muscle from contracting.

Several injections using a very small needle are administered to the muscles that cause facial lines. The sting of the injection lasts only 2 to 3 seconds. Most people notice a change in their appearance within 2 to 3 days.

Typically the effects of the first treatment last 8 to 12 weeks. The effects of subsequent treatments last longer, and eventually can be permanent.

Botox is safe at the doses employed. No toxic effects have been reported in the medical literature. However, people with egg allergy should not have this treatment. Avoiding aspirin or other anti- inflammatory medications for a day or more prior to treatment is beneficial in preventing bruising at the site of injection.

To find out if BOTOX is right for you call for your appointment today.


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