Botox is a popular treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In this post, we'll explore some of the most common questions about Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When it is injected into a muscle, it works by paralyzing or relaxing the muscle so that it can't move.
How is Botox preventative?
Botox is preventative because it stops fine lines and wrinkles from forming by preventing the muscle from contracting. However, it is important to note that there are other factors that can contribute to wrinkles, such as UV light, smoking, and other lifestyle practices.
When should someone start getting Botox?
For preventative purposes, I'd recommend someone start getting Botox in their mid to late 20's or in their 30's. That being said, it is never too late to start.
How long does it last?
It depends where Botox is injected. When injected into the three areas of the upper face (forehead, glabella complex, crow's feet) it generally last for 3-4 months, a Lip Flip lasts about 6-8 weeks, masseters (jaw slimming) lasts about 4-9 months, and hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) lasts 6-12 months.
When should I see results?
You should start seeing results as early as 3 days and full results take 2 weeks.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure itself is very quick, minutes.
Sarah-Kate Rems, NP - Medical Aesthetics