Botox cosmetic has become synonymous with anti-aging, and is therefore a go-to treatment for many men and women looking to refresh their appearance. Botox is a safe, effective facial treatment that provides noticeable facial rejuvenation results with minimal downtime. But how does botox help your facial appearance.
What is botox?
Botox is a prescription drug made from bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is used in dermatology as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
How Can Botox Help My Facial Appearance?
If you want to improve your facial appearance, botox can certainly make you look younger and fresher. Botox smooths dynamic wrinkles in the upper face, specifically forehead lines, frown lines (glabella lines), and crow’s feet. Dynamic wrinkles are created by repeated muscle movements when you make facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and laughing.
Botox can also be injected into the neck area to temporarily reduce the appearance of vertical neck bands. It therefore gives the neck a smoother, younger look.
How does botox work?
When botox is injected into specific muscles of the face it limits muscle contraction, by preventing the nerves from transmitting messages to the muscles. This greatly reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Since the underlying muscles won’t contract, botox will also stop new wrinkles from developing on the face (click here to learn more).
How long does botox last?
The results of botox usually last 3-4 months. However, it should be noted that some people get longer results than others, and first time botox users may notice that the drug lasts for a shorter time.
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