What is Botox?
It is a manufactured injectable medications used to reduce the strength of targeted muscles. It is a highly refined purified protein with absolutely NO live bacteria.
How are wrinkles caused?
Most of the wrinkles of the face are caused by repetitive creasing and folding of the skin lying over the muscle. As we age, the muscles of the face like other muscles get stronger with use which can condition wrinkles to last longer in the face.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles so that there is no movement of the skin lying over the muscle which leads to a reduction in wrinkles. Long term, regular use of Botox gets the best results and often patients will notice it lasting longer.
How long does Botox work?
It takes about 2-10 days from the time of injection to exert its effects. It lasts approximately 3-6 months before another treatment is needed.
What are the most commonly treated areas and how do I check for them?
Area: Between the Eyebrows
Check: Make a Scowl Face
Area: Horizontal Lines in the Forehead
Check: Make a Surprise Face
Area: Crow’s Feet (Outside Eye Area)
Check: Squint Eyes
Area: Lip Lines
Check: Pucker Lips