Dr. Shaw shares what women need to know about Botox.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is used to eradicate facial lines caused by facial expression, most often in the glabellar area, or the lines between the eyes, or the crow’s feet on the lateral eyes. There are other areas where it can be used effectively, in the forehead or perhaps small lines on the nose and even into the lower face at times.
What Botox does is it blocks the neuromuscular junction, which is the area where the nerve and the muscle meet. It acts almost like a child safety-cap to a wall outlet where the Botox can be viewed as the safety device and, so when the nerve stimulation comes down it can’t really excite that muscle and the muscle activity, after the Botox is injected, will be weakened for a period of anywhere from three to six months.
About Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Lawrence Shaw, M.D., was born on Long Island, New York in 1954 where he lived through High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Emory University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979. Dr. Shaw then completed a five-year General Surgery residency and was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.