What is Botox®?
BOTOX®, interrupts the electrical signal as it passes from a nerve fiber to muscle. This prevents the targeted muscle from contracting until the drug wears off. Once the drug wears off, the nerve returns to normal activity and so does the muscle.
Where can I use Botox®?
Botox® treats wrinkles caused by the dynamic action of muscles wrinkling up the skin. These include:
- frown lines between the eyebrows
- crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- strong horizontal wrinkles in the forehead
- around the lips
BOTOX® is best for those that are looking to minimize their frown lines and crow’s feet. These are some of the most obvious signs of aging, especially on the face, and BOTOX® can help. BOTOX® is also often used to treat problems like excessive underarm sweating, overactive bladder, and chronic migraines.
How long does Botox® last?
On average, about 3-4 months, depending on the dose used, the area treated, and the person’s metabolism.
How long does the treatment take?
Once your individual treatment plan is developed, the actual injection portion takes only 10-15 minutes.
How quick does it start to work?
BOTOX® starts to work within 1-5 days, but typically takes about 2 weeks to reach its peak of activity.
Does having Botox® hurt?
The injection does sting a little. With the use of a tiny needle and careful technique, most people tolerate it very well.
Will Botox® make me numb?
No. BOTOX® has no effect on the sensory nerves. You’ll still have a normal sensation of the skin.
What Happens During The Procedure?
Before receiving BOTOX®, it’s important to talk to your doctor about your expectations and desires before injection. Although BOTOX® can be a great option for those that are looking to fill in fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet, it may not be appropriate for everyone. BOTOX® is injected directly into the skin where wrinkles are most prevalent.
Most patients who receive BOTOX® report that it feels like being pinched, but this depends on the patient. If you’re worried about pain, your doctor may use ice to numb the area, or apply a topical numbing cream before the injection.
Unlike many dermal fillers or procedures, the BOTOX® injection takes just 10 minutes, with most patients able to go back to work immediately after. After injection, BOTOX® lasts about 4 months.
BOTOX® is one of the most extensively studied injectable wrinkle reducers, and has been approved for cosmetic use in over 75 countries. This means that BOTOX® is a safe and easy way to take care of your crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles.
With minimal recovery and natural looking results, BOTOX® is a fantastic weapon in the fight against aging.