Botox has been available for medical purposes in the U.S. since it was first approved by the FDA in 1989. Botox Cosmetic is used for the temporary smoothing of glabellar lines (frown lines), which are the lines between your eyebrows that can make you look tired, unhappy or angry.
Wrinkles in the skin usually are formed perpendicular to a contracting muscle located directly beneath it. Botox is injected into muscles, where it blocks nerve impulses to those tissues. When this happens it causes frown lines to reduce and there will be a smoother look to the skin. Improvements are normally noticeable a few days after having Botox. The Botox that is injected actually requires two to four days for it to attach to the nerve end that normally stimulates the muscle to contract. “The maximum effect usually occurs at about 10-14 days,” according toAllAboutVision.com.
Here at Florida Eye Specialists, Dr. Kostick, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastics, offers Botox . If you are interested in learning more about Botox or any other cosmetic surgery that Dr. Kostick offers, call (904) 564-2020 to schedule a consultation.