Botox Popularity Continues
BOTOX cosmetic is a very popular wrinkle treatment that works by stopping the nerve impulses that make muscles contract, thereby relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles such as frown lines. The injections take several days to take effect, and they wear off in about three to five months. Repeat treatments tend to have longer lasting results but are still temporary.
New technology is under development that would use radio frequencies to locate and destroy the specific nerves that cause the unwanted muscle contractions with potentially long-lasting results. The procedure would require local anesthesia. Even if the treatment does replace BOTOX for wrinkle treatment, don’t expect to see BOTOX go away anytime soon. Other medical uses for the cosmetic injections are on the horizon.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...