BOTOX® Cosmetic Honolulu, HI

5 things you should know about BOTOX

Frowning, smiling, laughing and other repeated expressions will cause expression lines, folds and wrinkles on our faces over time. Dr. Jeffrey Maehara is dedicated to the care of his patients’ eyes, and that includes helping them turn back time on their face with cosmetic injections. BOTOX is a popular treatment with patients. Here are five things you need to know about this effective wrinkle treatment.

  1. It was the first FDA-approved treatment to reduce muscle contractions that cause lines in the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows, and wrinkles such as crow’s feet around the eyes. It remains the most popular aesthetic procedure to this day.
  1. BOTOX treats dynamic wrinkles but not static wrinkles. Botox works on dynamic wrinkles, which form on the skin when a muscle contracts. It blocks the messages sent by the nerves in the muscle to the brain. The brain doesn’t receive the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle won’t contract. Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are always present. They are caused by gravity, the loss of elasticity in the skin and underlying support proteins as we age. Dermal fillers can “plump” the skin and fill wrinkles.
  1. BOTOX is safe and effective. It’s a cosmetic injectable made from botulinum toxin type A. It’s understandable to think that since this is the same bacteria responsible for botulism that it could be harmful. It is far from that. Scientists discovered years ago that a tiny injection of botulinum toxin type A into a muscle can stop the muscle from contracting.
  1. It requires minimal downtime. The treatment itself only takes around 10 minutes, and you can return to your daily activities immediately after treatment. You should notice visible smoothness with moderate to severe lines in the first couple of days.
  1. The results are temporary. You will need to return for follow-up treatments every four months to maintain results.

BOTOX is a great way to restore a youthful look to your face without surgery. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Maehara at Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser today by calling 808.955.3937.

3 Holiday Gifts to Give Your Spouse That Just Keep On Giving

Botox Injections With the holidays in full swing, if you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping, you need to jump on it so that you can get everyone in your life something that they will love and remember. As one of the hardest people to shop for, make sure that you get your spouse something they will thank you for and not hold over your head during your next big argument. Luckily, Dr. Jeffrey Maehara’s office has several unique gifts that you can give to your spouse that they will praise you for.

1. Botox Injections
Whether you are gifting this to your husband or your wife, Botox is sure to be a gift that they will love, and that will keep on giving for a few months afterward. As an injectable that is injected into the muscles in your forehead and around your eyes, Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles which cause them to relax and your wrinkles to soften.

2. Juvederm
Mostly popular among women, Juvederm is a filler that is used to fill in not only the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth but will fill in your lips as well. The great thing about Juvederm is that it will last your spouse up until next Christmas so you can ensure they enjoy your present all year long.

3. LASIK Eye Surgery
Is your spouse always complaining of their inability to see things correctly? Are they always misplacing their glasses and getting frustrated? Help better their life for good with the gift of LASIK. By reshaping the inner cornea of your eye, LASIK eye surgery will give your spouse the ability to see things without having to wear glasses or contacts again.

Give your spouse one of these three gifts this holiday season. To learn more about these services and other services that we offer, contact Jeffrey Maehara today!