HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
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.