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What Are Botox® Cosmetic Treatments & How Do They Work? January 12, 2018

What Are Botox® Cosmetic Treatments & How Do They Work?, Kailua, Hawaii

While there are a variety of treatments designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face, Botox® remains one of the most effective and trusted anti-aging skin care options available. David K. Hiranaka, MD, DMD in Kailua-Kona, HI, is a cosmetic surgeon and provider of this popular solution to help women look younger and feel more beautiful. Whether you are new to relaxers or want to know more about how they work, he explains what the process entails and how it helps. 

What Is Botox? 

BotoxBotox is a prescription medication specially formulated to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and fine lines on the forehead. Each relaxer treatment is injected into the facial muscles by your cosmetic surgeon and lasts for up to 6 months. This option helps skin appear more supple and youthful.

How Does Treatment Work? 

The medication you receive by injection is made from a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Also known as botulinum toxin, this chemical temporarily prevents nerve signals from reaching the facial muscles. The communication block paralyzes them for a short time, causing fine lines and wrinkles to disappear. 

A small amount of botulinum toxin is all you need to prevent the release of acetylcholine, which contracts the muscle cells. While the results are long-lasting, ask your skin care professional when you should return for another injection. At your next appointment, they will provide another dose before the previous medication wears off, for a continuous, ageless look.

These relaxers are virtually painless and minimally invasive, making them a safe and effective way to get the look and confidence you desire. To book an appointment for Botox injections, call Dr. Hiranaka at (808) 326-2040. Practicing since 1994, he is a recognized leader in his field and even lectures physicians on reconstructive surgery. For additional information about relaxers and to learn more about his cosmetic body sculpting and laser treatment services, visit the website

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