Botox is a dermal injectable that targets muscles that causes wrinkles — forcing them to relax. The result is smoother skin and less visible wrinkles. It is different than other dermal fillers that instead add volume to the face or skin. Botox works by targeting your muscles of expression, relaxing them, and diminishing the appearance of unwanted lines and furrows, produced by age, stress and worry.
Most patients see results from Botox approximately 72 hours and up to 7 days after treatment. Botox has long-lasting positive effects for 3-4 months and wears off slowly. Keeping up with injections on a regular basis, before lines and wrinkles reappear, trains the treated muscles to contract less often so that lines appear smoother. Waiting 3-4 months between treatments also ensures the face has a natural appearance and doesn’t look overdone or stretched.
Many patients who have never tried Botox before are relieved to hear it is not permanent. Your results also depend on the amount of Botox administered. Those with less noticeable wrinkles or who want to try Botox out may ask for a smaller dose.
Administering the right amount of Botox at the correct intervals is important to ensuring you look refreshed and younger, not frozen, surprised, or otherwise unnatural. It is recommended to find an experienced Botox doctor who can help you find the right balance.
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