Botox blocks nerve signals from reaching designated muscles, which prevents muscle contractions. This lack of activity relaxes your face, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

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What is botox?

Botox is an agent used to diminish the appearance of unflattering wrinkles and creases around the face and neck. Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment on the market and is administered over 6 million times a year. 

How does botox work?

Botox blocks nerve signals from reaching targeted muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting, reducing the prominence of wrinkles. 

What are the benefits of using Botox? 

Botox is a versatile solution that offers numerous cosmetic and medical benefits to patients undergoing treatment. Reasons to consider a botox procedure include:

  • Reduced prominence of crow’s feet
  • Softened frown lines
  • Prevention of migraines
  • Reduced sweating
  • Correction of crossed eyes
  • Relieving eyelid spasms
  • Relieving neck muscle spasms

What does a Botox injection involve?

Your specialist will begin by marking areas designated for treatment. Next, a mild cleanser will be applied, as well as a numbing agent in the case of sensitive patients. Botox will then be injected into the face and should take effect in approximately 5 days. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes and should produce no side effects other than mild soreness. 

How long do the effects of Botox last? 

Botox injections should maintain their effectiveness for 3 to 6 months. At this point,your face muscles will regain their functionality, causing wrinkles to become more apparent. Note that your wrinkles will become less noticeable through continued Botox usage, as the muscles in your face shrink from inactivity. 

How do I prepare for my Botox treatment?

Before your treatment, it’s important to abstain from any products that produce blood thinning effects. This includes anything from alcohol to medication and supplements like fish oil. Using these substances increases the likelihood of post treatment bruising, which can mask the results of your procedure, and should be avoided at least 1 week before undergoing treatment. 

What precautions should I take after treatment? 

Botox is a simple, non-invasive procedure and requires no down time following treatment. However, there are certain precautions you must take to ensure the success of your injection. First and foremost, avoid lying down for 4 hours after treatment. This can put undue pressure on the face and cause the botox to shift to other parts of the body. In addition, avoid rubbing your face, as this can cause irritation and result in botox shifting away from the injection site. 

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