How does botox work

Are you ready to say goodbye to the worry lines and wrinkles that are starting to appear on your face? Botox may be a good option for you. Botox is a popular FDA approved injectable treatment that is known for its wrinkle-reducing effects. But how does botox work?

What exactly is botox

Botox is an injectable treatment that contains a very dilute quantity of botulinum toxin type A. It is a neurotoxin that can be used to temporarily improve the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead creases, and frown lines.

How Does Botox Work

Botox targets the facial muscles responsible for the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the repeated contraction of the underlying facial muscles every time you squint, smile, or frown.

Facial muscles normally contract in reaction to chemical messages sent from the nerves. When botox is injected into the muscles that create facial expressions, it blocks the signal from the nerves to the muscles, and this prevents them from contracting. Since botox relaxes the muscles the overlying skin becomes smooth, and wrinkles are less visible after a few days. Botox also prevents new wrinkles from forming.

The effects of botox last for about 3-4 months, but results may vary for each patient.

Choosing the right botox provider

If you are considering botox, it is essential to seek treatment from a trained, licensed medical provider that knows how much botox to inject, and precisely where to inject it. When botox is administered by a skilled injector the results will look softer and more natural.

Would you like to learn more about botox? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Duluth, MN area, Twin Ports Dermatology, Duluth MN is our featured practice.

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