BOTOX® Cosmetic Q & A


Dr. Mark Rawson at Lifespan Center for Integrative Medicine offers BOTOX® treatments designed to turn back the signs of facial aging. If you’d like to diminish frown lines and crow’s feet, schedule an appointment to learn how Botox can help.

What is BOTOX®?

Botox is short for botulinum toxin. When a small amount of Botox is injected into muscles, it temporarily prevents them from contracting, which diminishes or entirely eliminates wrinkles. Even though the targeted muscles remain relaxed, it doesn’t affect facial expressions, so your face still reflects your smiles and emotions. There’s no downtime after a Botox injection, you can apply makeup and get back to life right after the treatment. You may decide to have another round of treatment in the future, as Botox injections last about 3-4 months.

Why is BOTOX® the best treatment for certain signs of aging?

Your face develops different types of lines and wrinkles as you get older. The deep wrinkles on your forehead, around your mouth, and on your neck are caused by the muscles movement. These muscles are used repeatedly every time you frown, smile, or make other expressions. Over time, the constant pull on skin, combined with normal skin aging — loss of skin strength and elasticity — creates deep creases that become permanent wrinkles. Since Botox directly affects the underlying muscles and has an immediate effect, it’s a good choice for diminishing or eliminating frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead furrows.

What can you expect from Dr. Rawson’s treatment?

When you’re thinking about getting a Botox treatment, you want a doctor with expertise in facial muscles and with plenty of experience injecting a precise dose of Botox. Dr. Rawson has that experience and more. As a family practitioner, he focuses on more than fighting existing wrinkles; he cares for your overall health, helping you prevent disease and offering nutritional therapies that support your body’s ability to resist aging. It only takes one 10-minute Botox treatment to diminish outward wrinkles, but you can count on Dr. Rawson for long-term, anti-aging support.