What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment that corrects fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a highly-purified form of onabotulinumtoxin A, more commonly known as botulinum toxin protein, which temporarily relaxes the muscles from contracting. This process is called neuromodulation. When used properly, Botox injections can make you look and feel more youthful with natural-looking results.

How Does Botox Work?

Specific muscles that create lines and wrinkles are targeted and carefully injected with Botox. The treatment works within your muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity, therefore reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A treatment can take up to 15-minutes to perform. After treatment, most patients return to their day-to-day activities immediately.

Crow’s feet

The muscles around your eyes contract when you smile or squint causing your skin to furrow or fold. Injecting these muscles makes your Crow’s feet temporarily look softer and smoother.

Frown lines

The muscles between your brows contract when you frown or concentrate, causing your skin to furrow or fold. Injecting these muscles makes your frown lines temporarily look softer and smoother.

Forehead lines

The muscles of your forehead contract when you raise your eyebrows causing your skin to furrow or fold. Injecting these muscles makes your forehead lines temporarily look softer and smoother.

Botox Results

Most patients see results within two to 10 days, and these last anywhere from three to four months. Some benefits of Botox include its ability to diminish fine lines and wrinkles without complex surgeries and downtime. It is proven to lift the brow line, reduce migraines, and in some cases, can be used to halt excessive sweating. This minimally-invasive treatment can give you temporary results, so you can easily adjust your treatment plan as needed.

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Botox Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when Botox wears off?

Botox, or similar products such as Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau, will be effective approximately 3-4 months post-treatment. When Botox or similar products wear off, the muscles in the previously treated areas will resume normal function. Therefore, the fine lines created by your muscle moving will return.

What age should you start getting Botox?

Botox or similar products are for cosmetic use and approved by the FDA for adult patients only. You may be treated with Botox or similar products at any adult age, as long as you and your injector agree that you will benefit from the treatment.

Are there side effects to Botox?

After injection, you may notice temporary swelling, injection site bruises, or headache. Some patients report a temporary “heavy” feeling as well. On rare occasions, individuals can have other adverse effects from Botox or similar products, which should be discussed at your appointment with Dr. Ellen.

How often should you get Botox?

In order to see full effect, you should have treatments every 3-4 months with Botox or similar products.

How does Botox work?

Botox or similar products are medications that temporarily paralyze the muscle at the injection site. This allows the fine lines caused by muscle contraction to decrease in visibility.

How can I tell if my Botox is counterfeit?

Often, you can tell that Botox is counterfeit if it is missing the holographic image printed on the vial. A reputable, qualified, and experienced aesthetician will only use legitimate Botox.

Does Botox cause botulism?

Botox relies on diluted botulinum toxin to paralyze the muscles temporarily. It is safe to use and will not cause botulism, an illness that leads to respiratory failure.

How is Botox created?

Botox is created using a purified and diluted form of botulinum toxin. This causes temporary paralysis which softens wrinkles and fine lines in the face.

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