Botox is a safe and minimally invasive method to maintain a youthful appearance without all the pain, healing and downtime of cosmetic surgery. Botox can be used to decrease facial wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet) and frown lines between eyebrows. Botox has been used for decades to safely treat lines and wrinkles, offering a non-invasive option for smoothing aging skin. Benjamin Yagoubian DDS, MD, of Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center offers Botox treatments for our patients who want to look their best at any age.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a neurotoxin that works by restricting muscle contractions. This substance was first approved by the FDA in the 1990s to treat eye muscle spasms, but it soon became apparent that it had other cosmetic and medical benefits. In 2002, it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes to treat lines and wrinkles, most notably the frown lines on the brow.
When muscles in the forehead or around the eyes contract, they produce the lines and wrinkles in the skin. As you get older, these lines stay etched in the skin as it loses its elasticity. Botox blocks the messages to the muscles to contract, relaxing the area and smoothing away lines. Popular areas to use Botox are around the eyes, on the forehead and between the eyebrows, reducing the appearance of wrinkles for six months or more.
In addition to the cosmetic benefits of Botox, it has helped a population who suffer from migraines, temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ pain) and other headaches. The injections are quick and easy with close to immediate results, allowing you to be back to normal activity quickly without much downtime. Injections can maintain results for 6-12 months.
Dr. Yagoubian is a dually trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing with a DDS and MD. Dr. Yagoubian has had in-depth training with facial anatomy and understands the application of Botox to facial muscles to provide maximum results.