What Is Botox?
Botox is a brand-known neurotoxin (a substance that acts on the nervous system). It is an injectable treatment. Botox work on targeted muscles by relaxing muscles and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Units needed are individualized and determined at the visit with your injector.
What Does Botox Treats?
Neuromodulators as Botox just do things that no other treatment can do. Botox treats dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement, lines between the eyebrows. Botox injected into the frontalis can help reduce tension headaches. Botox injected into masseter muscles can help reduce TMJ symptoms.
How Does Botox Work?
Tiny injections are delivered to relax the action of the muscles that create excessive movements that will leave wrinkles on the skin. Injected into muscles Botox blocks nerve impulses and minimizes muscle movement. Botox temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that repeatedly contract to form expression, leaving you with frown lines and crow’s feet. Normal daily activity can be resumed immediately following treatment.
When Should You Start Receiving Botox?
If you start seeing fine lines at rest, it’s a good idea to start as preventative measures. Keeping those lines rested helps to prevent them from worsening. Everyone is different but starting in your 20-30s is completely normal.
When Will I See Results and How Long Does It Last?
You may notice the first improvement from 24 to 48 hours. Botox starts working as early as 3 days after injection. The results will be set on day 14. Peak results for Botox are at the 4-week mark. Results last up to 6 months.
What Is Botox Treatment Like?
We determine the best treatment plan for your goals. The procedure may take about 10 minutes. You may feel a pinch, but little to no discomfort. You should be able to continue with your daily routine after the treatment.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is not only FDA approved, its safety and efficacy have been noted in nearly 500 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals. Botox is considered relatively safe for everyone, although there is a specific group of individuals who are not ideal candidates. Primarily women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive should seek alternative treatments or postpone their plans of getting Botox. It is also not advisable for those who have been diagnosed with a neurological disease or any medical condition that affects your nerves or muscles, such as Al Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), myasthenia gravis, or the Lambert-Eaton syndrome.
Will My Face Look Frozen?
Botox is made to target specific, overworked facial muscles and temporarily block nerve signals. Botox delivers subtle results when performed by someone who has been trained to give the injection. You’ll look like you, just with less noticeable lines. You shouldn’t look “done”, and your face should still be expressive, just without wrinkles.
Is Botox Only for Women?
Not at all! Many men make Botox part
of what they do to care for their appearance. The number of men choosing treatments like Botox has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, most men say they want to look good, and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror.
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