Botox has many uses, including to treat muscular conditions and migraines, and smooth unwanted wrinkles.
Every day, we use several muscles in our face as we smile, laugh, and talk, and over time, these can begin to form fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that botox has the ability to help reduce these with simple, non-invasive procedure.
Botox is derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum and if found in many natural sources. Botox is then injected into humans at extremely low concentrations in order to paralyze muscles, thus helping to smooth unwanted wrinkles.
Our highly-trained team will discuss your cosmetic goals with you to find a tailored treatment for you. With safe and skilled administration of botox, you’ll feel more beautiful and confident in no time.
Our botox services can be used to treat the following:
● Crow’s feet
● Fine lines
● Forehead furrows
● Frown lines
● Lip linse
● Bunny lines
● Neck bands
● Skin dimpling
What is Botox?
Botox is a drug that can help weaken or paralyze muscles. One of the most common ways Botox is used to help treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Aside from cosmetic treatments, there are many different uses for Botox including help to help treat temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that can cause soreness around the jaw. Other FDA-approved uses for Botox include treating chronic migraines, excessive underarm sweating, overactive bladder, crossed eyes, and severe neck spasms.
Botox has been researched for over 100 years and was first approved for therapeutic use over 30 years ago. Botulinum toxin is a purified protein from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are seven different strains–A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H. Botox is the brand name for the A strain and there are currently four types that are FDA-approved for cosmetic use: Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and now Jeuveau.
Botox contains an incredibly small amount of the highly purified botulinum toxin. These very small doses of the toxin are safe and effective for humans. The product is given to patients via injection at the affected area. Once injected, Botox decreases muscle activity in the area, which causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear smoother and more youthful.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox works by blocking signals from an individual’s nerve to the muscle in the problem area. This ensures that the muscles do not contract. Since these do not contract, there is less pulling on the skin, which helps to prevent and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
As mentioned, there are various forms of FDA-approved for cosmetic use: Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and now Jeuveau. While all can help you achieve the same result, differences in these products include onset, discomfort, and how long they will last in the body before breaking down.
Be sure to talk to your doctor about what you are looking to achieve with Botox. Being honest and open about your expectations will help your injector identify the best option for you.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox typically lasts anywhere from eight to twelve weeks; however, it depends on each individual patient. The average duration is about 3-4 months, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Everyone is unique, and many factors can affect how long your Botox will last. You may find that their results last longer than expected.
How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work?
Onset for Botox can vary by product, but generally individuals will see results within 72 hours but full results can take up to seven days. Recovery is a short process–in fact, you can carry on with your daily routine as soon as you leave the office after your procedure.