What is Botox?
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in your face. When you receive an injection, the impulses that instruct your muscles to contract are muted, which helps smooth out wrinkles in the skin above the muscles.
How do dermatologists use Botox?
Botox is useful in treating a variety of cosmetic issues and medical conditions, including:
- Wrinkles around your mouth
- Vertical lines that look like the number "11" between youreyes
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Crow's feet
- Severe underarm sweating
- Chronic migraines
- Overactive bladder
- Eyelid spasms
What happens during my Botox appointment?
Your doctor will evaluate the condition of your skin, discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about Botox treatment. Once treatment areas have been identified, he or she will administer the treatment. In just a few minutes, you'll be free to carry on with the rest of your day. It can take a week for you to notice he effects of Botox.
Is Botox a long-lasting treatment?
You can generally expect your skin to remain smoother for approximately three to four months after you receive Botox treatment. If you don't continue to receive injections, the effect of the toxin will eventually wear off, and your wrinkles will reappear. Scheduling regular appointments will help you enjoy the full benefits of this innovative cosmetic treatment. One of greatest benefits of regular Botox treatments 3-4 times a year is the prevention of permanent wrinkles.