How Does Botox Work?

Botox cosmetic is made of botulinum toxin type A, which works as a neuromodulator when injected into the facial muscles. Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles that form because of facial movements and expressions such as smiling, frowning, squinting, and brow furrowing. This type of wrinkle is referred to as a “dynamic wrinkle” because it is formed on a moving line of the face. This is the only type of wrinkle that responds to neuromodulators because it prevents dramatic movement in the muscle, therefore preventing repetitive movements.

Why Botox in West Bloomfield?

At BairdMD, you can expect the highest level of skill and care when receiving a Botox treatment. Your skin care professional will be able to treat the upper face, crow’s feet, and the area around the eyebrows. Dr. Baird does not inject the lower face of patients in West Bloomfield, as Botox cosmetic is only FDA approved for the use on the upper face. To start your treatment, the treatment areas will be cleaned and marked for the injectors reference. If requested, a topical anesthetic can be applied to ease any pain from the needle prick. However, this is typically not necessary since the needle is so fine, and the injections themselves don’t take long and do not involve much pain at all.

Botox Recovery in West Bloomfield

Botox in West Bloomfield does not require much recovery or downtime at all. The most common side effects seen after Botox treatments are some slight redness and the injection site may even be slightly raised. While bruising is uncommon, it can happen in some more sensitive patients and should resolve within just a few days. If you are interested in learning more about Botox treatments, call BairdMD to schedule a consultation. Even if you are unsure if Botox treatments are for you or if they will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, a consultation with Dr. Baird can be very helpful in learning more about the treatments available and what they can do for your own unique concerns.