What Is Botox?
Botox® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria and works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. Unwanted lines and wrinkles can be reduced by relaxing the muscle in the associated area.
How Does Botox Work?
Injection of Botox into the small muscles causes those specific muscles to halt their function, thereby improving the appearance of the wrinkles. The goal is to decrease the wrinkles in the treated area. This paralysis is temporary, and re-injection is necessary within three to four months.
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What Muscles on the Face Can Botox Be Used On?
Botulinum A Toxin (Botox) injection has been FDA approved for use in the cosmetic treatment for:
- Glabella area (Procerus and Corrugator Supercili muscles)
- Forehead area (Occipitofrontalis muscle)
- Lateral area of the eye (Orbicularis Oculi muscle)
Although other areas of the face and neck may also be injected for cosmetic purposes, these areas have not been approved by the FDA and are considered “off-label” when used.
How Long After a Botox Treatment Will I See Results?
After treatment with Botox®, results are typically seen within a few days and last up to four months. Results vary with each patient.
How Long Will My Botox Results Last?
To maintain results, Botox® is recommended every three to four months. If patients choose to not continue treatments, the lines will gradually become more noticeable again.
Botox Before & After
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