HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?

August 1, 2018 / / Newsletter

Once you start to notice lines and wrinkles, it may be a sign that your skin isn’t bouncing back like it used to.  Here’s the good news:  Botox® and other neurotoxins (such as Dysport®!) can hide the fact that your age might be catching up to you.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a purified protein that has a special application:  When it’s injected in super small doses right into the muscle, it can cause fine lines and wrinkles to soften.  Sometimes, the lines even disappear.

How safe is Botox®?

This is where you can really get excited!  Botox® excels in the cosmetic world, and it’s also been breaking records medically.  Botox® helps patients worldwide with the following conditions:

  • Cervical dystonia:  A condition where neck muscles involuntarily and painfully contract.  Botox® can greatly minimize the contractions and provide comfort
  • Chronic migraines:  Migraines are severe neurologic conditions that can be debilitating to those who suffer from them.  Botox® may reduce the frequency of migraines
  • Muscle contractures:  Cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury may cause a person’s muscles to begin to pull inward.  Botox® injections may greatly reduce the contractions and allow a sufferer to experience relaxation of tight muscles

How does Botox® work?

The secret lies in the interaction between Botox® and muscles.  When Botox® is injected directly into the target muscle, the muscle movement is limited.

How long does Botox® last?

Botox® is not a one-time treatment.  Most of us enjoy benefits that last 3-4 months.  Repeated treatments may cause wrinkles to become less severe and less noticeable when Botox® wears off.

When will I see results from Botox®?

Everyone is a little different, but most results are noticeable between 7-14 days after your appointment.  Your provider may err on the conservative side for your first treatment, so be sure to keep your scheduled 2-week follow-up.  We want to ensure your happiness with Botox®!

Please call to schedule your Botox® consultation at (301)698-2424.  We’re happy to see you soon!

*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.

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