Botox® is a neuromuscular agent, which means it acts to block the signals between the nerves and the muscles. In the facial muscles, these nerves “tell” the muscles when to contract in response to facial expressions like frowning or smiling. As the muscles contract, they pull and tug at the skin to create lines, wrinkles and creases which deepen over time. Botox® blocks those signals, so when you make a facial expression, the muscles aren't “told” to contract and lines and wrinkles don't form.
Botox® is used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the face, including lines that form at the corners of the eyes (crow's feet), lines that form between the brows (glabellar lines) and lines that form on the forehead (forehead rhytids). In some cases, it may also be used to treat some types of wrinkles around the mouth. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that form over time as a result of repeated movement. Static wrinkles form as a result of sun damage and aging, and cannot be treated with Botox®.
Botox® uses very fine needles to inject the solution directly into the muscles of the face. The number of injections you'll need will depend on the size of the treatment area.
Right after treatment, the injection site may be slightly swollen or red, but these effects will resolve very quickly. The effects of your treatment will become evident a few days after your injections, achieving maximum effect in a few weeks.
In most cases, the results of Botox® injections last about four months. Regular treatment with Botox® can cause lines to become less pronounced over time, which means you may be able to wait longer between touch-ups.
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