Botox Cosmetic is one of the most popular and versatile cosmetic injectables available today. Its special formula contains a purified form of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring substance that aids in the reduction of skin wrinkles, lines, folds, and other flaws and issues that can plague our appearance and diminish our quality of life.
Botox injections are simple, pain-free, and highly effective. The treatment can be performed routinely to maintain your youthful beauty.
Dr. O’Connell had three years of residency at the University of Pittsburgh’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) program and has extensive experience with injecting large doses of Botox for neuromuscular disease. What is a PM&R doctor? Physiatrists are the essential medical experts in value – based evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neuromusculoskeletal and disabling conditions. Physiatrists are indispensable leaders in directing rehabilitation and recovery, and in preventing injury and disease. Physiatrists are vital in optimizing outcomes and function early and throughout the continuum of patient care.
Botox for Wrinkle Relief
The beauty of our appearance hinges on a variety of factors. One of the most impactful factors is the appearance of our skin. When our face has smooth, soft, and radiant skin, it complements and enhances the features on our face and helps to accentuate our natural beauty.
Over time, the appearance of our skin slowly diminishes as our faces develop the following common aesthetic issues:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Vertical neck bands
- Lipstick lines
The beauty of Botox is that it directly treats the source of the problem causing your wrinkles. When it comes to certain facial wrinkles, the primary cause is overused and strained facial muscles. This issue is hard to avoid, because your facial muscles are constantly used throughout the day.
When these muscles become strained, it becomes harder and harder for them to relax. They become stuck in abnormal positions, disrupting the skin above them and causing it to wrinkle and fold, forming the aforementioned wrinkles.
When Botox is injected into the strained facial muscles, it temporarily weakens them and provides them with instant relief from the strain they were under. This allows them to return to their normal shape and position, restoring the smooth and beautiful appearance of your skin. *
*Individual results may vary.
Botox for Jaw Contouring
Although a strong and square jaw may be an aesthetic goal for some individuals, many people are unhappy with having a jaw that appears to be too strong or too large when viewed in relation to the rest of their facial features.
One of the most common causes of the issue is overdeveloped jaw muscles. This can be the results of teeth clenching or teeth grinding while awake or while asleep. This constant strain essentially works out your jaw muscles and causes them to grow larger, upsetting the overall proportions of the face. Some patients may also have naturally large or bulky jaw muscles.
Botox can be used to relax the muscles in the jaw for an extended period of time, which will help to reduce their size and restore the softer contours of your jaw. The treatment can also be used on patients with facial asymmetry in the jaw area as a way to bring balance to their appearance.
The location for your Botox injections will be precisely plotted based on the information gathered from a thorough examination of your jaw and jaw muscles. The amount of Botox used will also be determined by the extent of the issue and your desired results for the treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have facial wrinkles or overly large jaw muscles, contact our office to find out more about Botox as a solution during a consultation. Dr. O’Connell will be available to answer your questions.