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Nobody wants to look old. We all want to combat the effects of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In today’s world, thankfully, you have many choices of medical treatments that can address these issues. One such treatment is Botox, offered by Drs. Bryan McLelland and Brenen Olsen at Liberty Oral and Facial Surgery in Spokane Valley, Washington. Botox is an incredibly common procedure with exceptional effects. Let us discuss what Botox is, the safety of Botox injections, and how long you can expect results to last.


Botox is an injectable that contains a neurotoxic protein named bacterium clostridium botulinum. Botox has become synonymous with smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and shorthand for many other treatments that provide this same benefit. Ask your dermatologist if the treatment is actually Botox or any other neurotoxins that achieve the same results, including Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin.

While Botox can be utilized for more medicinal purposes, including treatment for migraines, discomfort in the jaw, and to cease the production of underarm sweat, it is primarily sought out by patients for its cosmetic benefits. When it comes to softening lines that are visible on the face, Botox is the industry leader. Botox can minimize or even eliminate dynamic wrinkles resulting from the movement of underlying muscles over time. Because Botox temporarily paralyzes these muscles, thus preventing wrinkles from occurring, your lines will begin to fade over time.