What is BOTOX?
As the active neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, is able to interrupt nerve signals to muscle groups, Botox is able to reduce the appearance of aging from the inside out, reducing facial wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial expressions, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. Botox is excellent for treating dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. The length of time that Botox can be effective for is typically around three to four months before the treatment needs to be repeated.
- The first and only treatment FDA approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults.
- You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines.
- It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
How does Botox work?
Botox treatment uses the effects of a common neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A (the same toxin responsible for botulism), to target particular nerve signals. By interrupting these nerve signals, Botox is able to temporarily halt the use of certain muscles that cause wrinkles when overused in facial expressions. When Botox is injected by an experienced injector like Dr. Saltz, the Botox injections are able to “freeze” unnecessary muscle use that cause facial wrinkles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles without limiting common facial expressions
Common side effects?
Common side effects of injectables include swelling, redness, bruising, bumps, or itching at or near the injection side. Typically, these side effects will dissipate over the course of a few days post-treatment, and are generally mild.