Ring Out the Crow’s Feet with Botox

Botox Injections Grand Rapids, MINew Year’s is a time to reflect on things you want to change about your life. What you can do different. What you can try to change. Resolutions and all of that.

Or it can just be about getting rid of those darn crow’s feet!

That can be your New Year’s resolution if you simply give us a call at Elite Plastic Surgery and say, “Hi, I’d like to make my crow’s feet go the way of the Edsel down at the Rouge River plant.” Then we will make sure this is the one resolution you actually are able to keep!

Botox at Elite

Everyone knows about Botox — it’s one of the world’s most famous brands, right up there with Coke or Ford. Botox became famous in 2002 when the FDA approved it for treatment of wrinkles and lines on the upper third of the face. Since then it has been erasing crow’s feet, the 11s between the eyebrows, and forehead lines for millions of people around the globe.

Botox is made primarily of the botulinum toxin type A, the same bacteria that are responsible for botulism. But scientists discovered way back in the 1950s that when injected in miniscule amounts into a muscle the botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes the muscle, keeping it from contracting. Botox came out of that research. Originally it was approved for use in treating involuntary eyelid spasms. Since that time, its use has spread to TMJ disorder, migraine headaches, even excessive sweating, along with a variety of other uses.

But for you, it’s all about getting rid of those darn crow’s feet. When you come in to our Elite Plastic Surgery offices for your Botox session, we inject the Botox into the muscles under your crow’s feet. Over time, repeated contraction of these muscles, combined with declining collagen in your skin and thinning of your skin, has created crow’s feet when you smile and make other expressions. The Botox blocks the nerve message being sent from the muscle to the brain, so the brain never receives the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle stays at rest. And the crow’s feet that form when the muscle contracts don’t form. Hurray!

Botox last for about four months. At that point, your body begins to absorb the now-inert Botox and the muscle can again begin to contract. Another Botox session will maintain your results.

Interested in telling your crow’s feet or the 11s between your brows to take a hike for the New Year? Contact us at Elite, (866) 331-0612, and set up a Botox appointment.

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