Since its arrival onto the cosmetic scene a little over ten years ago, Botox has exploded in popularity, totaling well over 10 million procedures performed. Botox is an injectable intended for cosmetic purposes and is a derivative of the botulinum toxin, hence the name. The chemical is injected into the muscles of the face in order to reduce and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

Botox injections work by intercepting impulses from the nerves that would otherwise affect the targeted muscles. This limits the amount of activity. The limited activity helps to reduce the creation of wrinkles and lines over time, because it’s the habitual facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning or furrowing eyebrows, that create lines of aging.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown can explain to you in detail how Botox can help you reduce the signs of aging. Botox is a quick and convenient treatment and often lasts up to four months. Contact our Cincinnati office if you would like to schedule a consultation.