The Benefits of Botox

Botox Results

Your Grand Rapids, MI, plastic surgeon, Dr. John Iacobucci, can help you get the youthful look you want, which is why he offers Botox! Read below to learn the details of this aesthetically restorative treatment.

Botox doesn’t cause patients to lose their capability to show facial expression and, although it is a simple process, solely a licensed professional, like Dr. John Iacobucci, at Grand Rapids should administer the Botox treatment. A doctor who understands the sensitivity of the treatment and is an expert when it comes to the facial anatomy should be the only one to conduct this treatment.

Botox contains a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. The treatment is FDA-approved and used to eliminate and/or reduce wrinkles and creases on your face.

Your doctor injects the problem areas with Botox, paralyzing the muscles that contract to create wrinkles and creases. In simple terms, muscles secrete a chemical called acetylcholine that causes contraction—botox blocks acetylcholine production, stopping these wrinkle-creating movements.

The most common problem areas people suffer from are:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown, worry, and smile lines
  • Laugh lines

After Botox treatment, you will start to notice smoother skin. Results are actually visible in two to four days and should last about three to four months.

Botox is a unique cosmetic procedure. It has almost no downtime and doesn’t take long to be completed. Most people can even go right back to work right after the treatment!

In addition to the procedure having almost no downtime, Botox is almost entirely painless. Your doctor can also use a topical cream to help numb the area and eliminate any discomfort.

If you wish to learn more about Botox, please contact your plastic surgeon Dr. John Iacobucci in Grand Rapids, MI, today at (616) 974-0100 today!

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