Let’s be honest, folks. 2016 hasn’t been the most joyful year on record. We lost several amazing public figures, we were bombarded with bad news left and right, and we suffered through one of the most bizarre election cycles to date. We really need things to smile about. Speaking of smiling—have you ever heard someone joke about how “plastic-faced” starlets can hardly smile because of the Botox in their face? It’s funny to think that’s the case, but it isn’t true! Botox is an amazing product that goes above and beyond cosmetic use.

Since gaining FDA approval in 2002, Botox has been used to treat:

Clenching and grinding of teeth

Cerebral Palsy

Frequent urination

Muscle spasms

And many other neurological conditions. Clearly Botox has helped people manage and overcome some debilitating conditions. For others, Botox helps relieve cosmetic stress by smoothing out wrinkles and lines on the face.

Today’s Ask Dr. Louise responds to a viewer’s curiosity as to how Botox works.

First, it’s important to point out that Botox is not a collagen filler or implant! Botox is a clinically-approved and safe product that, once injected into the muscle, works to relax tense and stressed muscles. This in turn smooths out wrinkles on the face. Another misconception is that Botox is really expensive and it needs to be frequently injected. Not at all! Botox is very affordable compared to other more invasive cosmetic procedures, and the effects last for up to 6 months at a time. Many patients who have undergone multiple Botox injections may find that they need to come back in less frequently over time.

If you think Botox might be right for you, whether for medical or cosmetic purposes, we’re here to get you started! Call us at 509-204-1716 or contact us here to set up a stress-free consultation. Dr. Louise is here to answer all of your questions without any sales pressure. We’re not here to push you into something that may not be right for you!

Although 2016 has had plenty of bummer moments, we’re so happy to have spent it with you! Thank you for tuning in all year and making Ask Dr. Louise a success. We look forward to providing you with more resources, information and entertainment in 2017. Happy New Year!