If you aren’t pleased with your reflection in the mirror, it may be time to consider a small step to bring back the face you remember—the one without the furrowed brow, the laugh lines and other facial wrinkles. After 14 years on the market, Botox is one of the safest and most widely used injectables to smooth out facial wrinkles. The key is to see a trained and experience injection specialist who knows the intricacies of the facial anatomy.
It’s so simple. By injecting small, targeted doses of this purified protein into specific muscles of the face, harsh lines and wrinkles melt away—with virtually no down time.
It’s been over 14 years since Botox was approved by the FDA for use as a treatment of facial wrinkles, and it’s now considered one of the safest injectables in use today. You know those frown lines, crow’s feet and down-turned corners of the mouth? A small dose of Botox can calm these hyperactive muscles that cause wrinkling and an aged appearance. For more than 14 years as a Botox practitioner, Lisa Topham is one of the most experienced injectors in Fairfield County and was, in fact, the first registered nurse in Fairfield County to offer the treatment. Today, she is a sought-after injector as well as an injector trainer/educator for medical professionals seeking to learn the proper techniques of this cost-effective treatment that eliminates the look of age and stress. Topham regularly conducts training seminars for physicians and nurses on advanced injecting techniques, and is frequently contacted to do corrections on patients who had Botox by an inexperienced injector.
Here’s a tip: Just because your dentist or your OB/GYN offers Botox in their offices, don’t be fooled into thinking that the injections are done by experienced professionals simply because you are in a medical setting. It’s frightening just how many injectors are out there using a weekend certification to increase their cash flow. With any injectable, it makes sense to find out just who you’re dealing with and what type of training and experience they have. In the case of Lisa Topham, you are in excellent hands, with the area’s premier and most experienced injectables specialist who has been working in the field and creating natural-looking faces (versus “frozen” faces) for 14 years.
The secret to Botox lies in restoring the look of youth without removing one’s ability to make facial expressions. A sound knowledge of facial anatomy can help avoid problems, like eye droop. As one of the first nurses in Connecticut to inject Botox, Topham has performed the procedure successfully on thousands of patients, and knows the intricacies of the facial anatomy like few others. She errs on the side of being conservative to ensure that her patients wind up looking pretty and natural rather than frozen or odd.
During the initial consultation, Lisa asks patients to animate facial muscles in order to find their natural expressions. Then, using a fine needle, she carefully injects Botox to relax movements, causing corresponding lines and wrinkles to vanish after a few days.
Botox injections can effectively raise sagging eyebrows—lifting the forehead without surgery. Results occur over several days and typically last three-six months. When used in conjunction with soft-tissue fillers, a complete rejuvenation of the face can be achieved.
Topham is also now injecting Botox in the lower face, including the upper lip, jawline, the muscles that create a downward pull (frown) at the corners of the mouth. In addition, she can soften a chin that has the pebbled texture of an orange. What is more, Topham has found the treatment to be effective for the lifting the bands of the neck, which actually pull down the jawline, to sharpen the jawline and get rid of “jowls.”
Finally, Botox can also be used to reduce excessive sweating of the palms, soles of feet and underarms, with results typically lasting six-nine months.