A Neurotoxin treatment that is a safe, easy, and an effective way to soften deep creases across the forehead, between brows, around the lips and eyes by relaxing those muscles causing these dynamic wrinkles.
All About Botox
If you’re considering Botox, you are probably familiar with its ability to reduce wrinkles and lines. You may also know some basics about the treatment process, but wonder: How does Botox work? What are common treatment sites? How quickly does Botox take effect? How long does Botox last?
For the answers to these questions and to learn all about Botox, read on.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is injected into facial muscles to relax wrinkles and lines. It may also be used for therapeutic purposes, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraines, overactive bladder, and strabismus (crossed eyes).
8 Things About Botox
Learn eight things everyone needs to know prior to Botox treatment.
Botox vs. Xeomin
If you’re considering neurotoxin injections, you may be wondering how Botox and Xeomin compare.
Botox Cosmetic first gained FDA-approval in 2002 for the correction of moderate to severe frown lines. Since then, it has been cleared for smoothing horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet.
Popular off-label uses for Botox include bunny lines, gummy smile, platysmal banding, downturned corners of the mouth, and overactive or enlarged masseter muscles.
How Does Botox Work?
Every day, our facial muscles engage in repeated movements, such as squinting, frowning, and smiling, that encourage the formation of expression lines.
Botox blocks communication between nerves and targeted facial muscles and temporarily limits these repetitive movements. In doing so, it relaxes wrinkles and prevents lines from becoming etched in skin.
When Does Botox Kick In?
Most patients see visible wrinkle reduction within three-to-five days of undergoing Botox injections.
However, it can take up to two weeks to achieve full effects.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox results are temporary and usually last three-to-four months.
Are There Any Side Effects?
In the hands of a qualified and experienced injector, Botox is extremely safe. However, it is not 100 percent risk-free.
Common and temporary Botox side effects may include bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site.
More serious, yet rare, complications are also possible, including trouble swallowing, breathing, and speaking.
Get Started With Botox
If you are considering Botox in Columbia, Maryland, please schedule a comprehensive consultation
with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.
Fill out the form or call — (410) 946-1471