BOTOX® is a substance that is used to affect the movement of the muscles. It is safe for cosmetic and medical purposes because it is used in minuscule amounts. It is a common cosmetic treatment that is used for wrinkles. In fact, more than six million BOTOX® injections are administered every year.
How Do BOTOX® Injections Work?
BOTOX® is quick to administer. The injections typically take just minutes, and there isn’t any real downtime after the treatment is finished. In most cases, improvements start to surface in a few days. This is because BOTOX® usually takes a little bit of time to bind to the nerve endings that cause the muscle to contract. The final results can typically be seen within days.
How Often Should You Have the Injections Administered?
The effects of BOTOX® injections are not permanent. In order to maintain maximum results, it is recommended to have injections every so often. Certain factors can influence how long the effects of BOTOX® last. As individuals age, muscle tone may cause the results to wear off sooner, which is why older individuals may want to consider having the treatment administered more often.
What Facial Areas Can Be Treated with BOTOX®?
Many areas of the face can be treated with BOTOX®. Some of these include:
- Frown lines, which are the vertical lines between the eyebrows.
- Forehead lines, which are horizontal.
- Crow’s feet, which are the wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes.
BOTOX® is not a dermal filler. It does not fill wrinkles and lines in the face, but it works by relaxing the muscles that create certain types of wrinkles. There are some individuals who use BOTOX® in conjunction with dermal fillers for optimal results.