How does BOTOX® work?
The contractions and movements of the facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. BOTOX®relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the facial muscles responsible for our expressions contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expressions.
What is the BOTOX® treatment like?
Botox is a simple and safe procedure. With a very fine needle, BOTOX® is injected into the specific muscle that is contracting and causing the lines and wrinkles on the face. Treatment is effective, safe, and takes approximately 10 minutes. The pain is a minimal “pin prick” and no anesthetic is required. Immediately following treatment, you may resume regular activities!
How long does a BOTOX® treatment last?
The effects usually last 3 to 4 months, and fade away gradually. Following several treatments, the results may last 4 to 8 months or longer. BOTOX® offers extended relief over the course of long-term treatment.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects of BOTOX®, if any, are usually mild and temporary. Botulinum toxins contain proteins, which in some circumstances may be naturally safeguarded against by the body’s ability to produce antibodies. If antibodies are formed, the therapy will generate a lesser response. Temporary bruising is the most common side effect, although this usually resolves within 2 to 3 days.