One of the main reasons for the incredible popularity of BOTOX® treatments is the promise of wrinkle reduction without the need for surgery that can be expensive, risky, and lead to significant downtime while healing from incisions.
BOTOX® is a type of safe solution that is carefully purified within a laboratory under extremely strict conditions. It has a proven track record of safety over several decades and can be used for anti-aging purposes.
The product has an excellent safety profile. After injection, it will not travel elsewhere within the body. It stays at the site of the injections to relax the affected facial muscles. It will gradually wear off multiple months after the treatment.
How It Works
BOTOX® works by temporarily relaxing facial muscle movement in the area of treatment. Dynamic wrinkles are formed by certain facial muscles and their contractions. The injections work as a type of nerve block to prevent the transmission of nerve messages from the brain to the affected muscle. A muscle that is injected with BOTOX® cannot receive this message to contract, and as a result, it cannot form a wrinkle there.
What It Treats
The treatment works to prevent dynamic wrinkles like those found on the forehead, between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and other areas. Small amounts of the product can also be used on other facial areas, depending on the situation. It is not typically used for treating lines that occur as a result of simple volume loss.
BOTOX® vs. Fillers
Many people mistakenly believe that BOTOX® and dermal fillers are the same thing. They are actually quite different products, both in their ingredients and method of action. While dermal fillers work by temporarily increasing facial skin volume and hydration, BOTOX® works by relaxing facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles.
You may notice initial results in the days after your first set of injections, but it could take as long as a week or so for full effects. It all depends on the unique case. BOTOX® results typically last for months for most patients. Once you receive your initial set of injections, it may not take as much of the product for subsequent treatments. It is important to realize that every individual is different and may respond somewhat differently to the same treatment.
If you are dealing with dynamic wrinkles, consider BOTOX® injections with the expert team at Center for Dermatology in Lawrenceville. Whether you live in Suwanee, Dacula, Duluth, Buford, Snellville, or the surrounding area, feel free to contact us today to book an appointment and get started.