Botox

When injected, Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract making the wrinkles relax and soften. 

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WHAT IS BOTOX

Botox is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected, Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract making the wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox.

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benefits included

  • Smoothed wrinkles on forehead
  • Reduced frown lines in between the eyes
  • Improved appearance of crow’s feet
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How often to treat

The effects from Botox will last three to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.

what to expect

Before Botox

Your doctor will assess your needs and determine points of injection and doses.

During the procedure

Your doctor will use a syringe to inject Botox into the various treatment areas. Many patients experience slight pain or discomfort at the injection site as Botox is being administered.

After receiving Botox

You will typically see the effects in about three to five days. Swelling or bruising may occur at Botox injection sites.

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