Botox has the ability to soften existing wrinkles and prevent new lines from forming, with natural, yet noticeable, results.
So, it’s not surprising that the injectable is one of the most-requested cosmetic treatments for women, men, millennials, and older patients alike.
If you’ve been contemplating neurotoxin injections to revitalize your skin and appearance, continue reading to learn the ins and outs of Botox.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is comprised of botulinum toxin type A. When injected into overactive muscles, it smooths wrinkles and lines and achieves a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
While Botox is often used to treat forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, it can also alleviate a number of medical conditions, including: Chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis, overactive bladder, strabismus, and cervical dystonia.
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into targeted muscles, Botox blocks nerve impulses that signal muscles to contract. This causes muscles to remain in a relaxed state and prevents them from wrinkling the skin above. As a result, wrinkles and lines soften and skin becomes smoother.
What Happens During a Typical Botox Treatment?
Botox is performed in the comfort of our office and usually takes 15-20 minutes.
Prior to treatment, your injector will cleanse the area and ask you to activate the targeted muscles. Botox is then administered with an ultra-fine needle and a series of precisely-placed injections.
Post-procedure, patients should not lay down for three-to-four hours and avoid rubbing their faces for 12 hours.
When Can I See Botox Results?
Women and men can begin to see visible wrinkle relaxation within three-to-five days. It can take seven-to-14 days to appreciate final Botox results.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox results usually last three-to-six months. As muscle activity returns, wrinkles will slowly begin to reappear.
To maintain Botox’s antiaging effects, patients will need to undergo additional injections.
Request a Botox Consult Today!
If you are considering Botox, please call Dr. Hackley’s office today in Rockville, Maryland to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.