Botox and Other Neuromodulators
The photo sequence above tells the Botox story. From left to right, the first photo shows a patient’s forehead while squinting, the middle photo shows it at rest with stress indentation still visible, the last photo shows it at rest after Botox injection..no more dent, the patient’s forehead and eyes look more open, relaxed and younger!
Botox is terrific for relaxing the central face, eliminating frown lines on the forehead, between the brows and softening crow’s feet. Originally developed to combat muscle spasms and cramping, Botox is actually a highly purified form of botulism toxin. It is injected into specific facial muscles, relaxing them so they can’t contract or pinch, giving the face a well-rested, youthful look of someone who has just returned from a week’s vacation. Perhaps more importantly, Botox can be used to curb the creation of new lines and wrinkles between the brows, and around the eyes and lips.
Dr. Duffy tends to be conservative with Botox, using just enough to detente, without loosing expressiveness and natural muscularity of the face. Maintaining the expressiveness of the face is important. Botox takes patience, experience and possibly, a few visits for fine tuning. Using Botox judiciously in conjunction with fillers can produce lovely, long-lasting results.