How Does Botox Work?
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Over 6 million Botox treatments are administered each year. Botox is a safe and effective way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by blocking signals from facial nerves resulting in the relaxing of the underlying muscles that cause the wrinkle. By blocking the signal to the muscle, it prevents it from retracting. As these muscles relax, wrinkles and fine lines disappear. Botox can also be used to soften the jaw line, diminish frown lines, lift the lips, tighten the jowls, and address many other cosmetic issues.
Botox is among the safest and most cost effective ways to treat cosmetic issues. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration received only 36 reports of adverse effects over a 14 year period. Not only is Botox safe, it is also very affordable when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. Botox can be performed in a doctor’s office without anesthesia or a hospital stay. One of the major benefits of Botox cosmetic treatments is that the results are subtle and natural. Patience look like themselves, except better. The effects of Botox will diminish over time, so additional treatments may be needed. Even when taking ongoing maintenance into consideration, Botox still provides exceptional results at a fraction of the cost of surgery.