One of the most popular anti-aging treatments today, Botox Cosmetic injections reduce the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles, or lines caused by the movement of muscles. Botox can also lift sagging eyebrows, correct eyelid twitches, and treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
How it works
Botox blocks certain chemical signals that cause muscles to contract, temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox is FDA-approved to correct frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead creases. It can also be used to treat wrinkles on other areas of the face, including crow’s feet, lines around the nose, or “smoker’s lines” around the mouth.
Botox injections can also be combined with a facial filler such as Juvederm to maximize results.
Treatment and recovery
Botox injections take only 10 to 15 minutes and are relatively painless. The treatment requires no downtime; you can return to your normal daily activities immediately. You may experience some slight redness or bruising at the injection site. Do not rub or massage the treated areas, as this can cause the Botox to migrate to a different area. Do not lie flat on your back or engage in strenuous exercise for the remainder of the day.
Some results may be visible after a few days, but in some cases it may take as long as two weeks to see the full effects. Repeat injections are necessary every three to six months as the effects wear off. Botox will not reverse wrinkling caused by sun damage.
Your skin type, skin thickness, and the degree of wrinkling are all factors is whether these injections will be effective in reducing the appearance of your wrinkles.
Before and after