Botox is injected directly into muscles, blocking release of acetylcholine which prevents the muscles from contracting. The injection affects only the targeted muscle, smoothing the skin at the surface due to muscle relaxation.
Botox lasts approximately three to six months, but might be accompanied by some very temporary droopiness after the initial injection. Prolonged use of Botox injections will significantly improve the unwanted lines and wrinkles.
Botox is related to botulinum toxins, produced by the same microbe responsible for botulism. Botox injections are used to alleviate unwanted lines, wrinkles, and certain aesthetic blemishes. Spasms and other muscular issues can also be corrected by use of Botox products.
Sometimes the skin should be numbed before the injection to reduce discomfort. There is no downtime following the procedure. You can resume normal everyday activity following the Botox treatment.
What is Botox best used for?
Clinical tests have supported that Botox injections can significantly reduce migraine headache symptoms after about ten to thirteen weeks from initial treatment.
*Results and patient experience may vary.