injections- quick solution to get rid of your wrinkles!
By Michael Kim, MD
One of the latest weapons
in the armamentarium of anti-aging is a chemical agent called BOTOX®. Look
for your active wrinkle lines in your brow and around your eyes. These wrinkles
may give you that angry look. These animation lines are caused by facial muscle
contractions that we use to express our emotions. As we age, these lines become
engraved into our faces as wrinkles, lending character and personality but are
also signs of our advancing age. BOTOX® temporarily softens these bothersome
animation lines in the brow, around the eyes, and even along the neck.
In the past decade, BOTOX® has found great uses in medicine for stroke victims,
ophthalmology and most recently aesthetic surgery. It is very safe. The agent
works by blocking nerve impulses as they approach the facial muscle causing
the animation lines. BOTOX® is injected through a tiny needle into specific
facial muscles which cause the wrinkles to disappear. The procedure takes under
a minute. You will feel brief discomfort during the injection only. There is
no recovery time. The BOTOX® begins working in three to seven days. It lasts
initially between three and four months. Upon repeated injections, the effect
may be longer and up to six months. As the effect begins to wear off, the injection
is repeated. It takes two to four injections per year to maintain the result.
Dr. Michael Kim, a board-certified plastic surgeon likes to perform the injections
himself to ensure the optimal result. He offers free consultations for new patients
interested in Botox.
Dr. Michael Kim has offices
in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Cape Coral. 941-939-5233.