How Botox Works
Botox is a special formula made of a purified chemical known as botulinum toxin. It blocks your muscles from contracting and stops dynamic wrinkles in their tracks. Botox is ideal if you’d like to treat wrinkles that arise when you make facial expressions, such as the ones around your forehead, eye area, nose, and upper lips.
Ever since Botox made its debut in 2002, it’s become one of the safest and most widely tested drugs on the market. So yes, Botox is incredibly safe and effective. It also comes with absolutely no anesthesia and downtime, two very common drawbacks of other treatments. The fact that more than 3.5 million Botox injections are performed in the U.S. each year should give you some peace of mind.
You won’t have to wait long to enjoy the results of your Botox treatment. They will likely be visible within seven to ten days. Keep in mind, however, that Botox results are temporary. In most cases, they’ll last for about three months. You are welcome to visit our office for follow-up treatments once your wrinkles begin to make their come back.