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Botox

What Is Botox?

Botox was first introduced cosmetically in 1990 to reduce facial wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. It targets expression lines such as frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet.​

How Does Botox Work?

Botox blocks acetylcholine, a chemical responsible for transmitting electrical impulses that cause muscle contractions. The result is temporary muscle paralysis. Over time, new nerve growth will re-innervate the muscles. Botox usually takes effect within 24-72 hours after injection, with maximum impact at 1 to 2 weeks. Effects typically last 3-4 months.

Treatment Areas

Botox is injected directly into the muscles responsible for wrinkles using a small needle. Common treatment areas include:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows

  • Forehead lines

  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)

Duration and Results
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: When used for wrinkles, Botox gives the face a more relaxed and smoother appearance.

  • Longer Effects: Some patients experience longer-lasting effects (9-12 months) when treating excessive sweating.

Procedure Details
  • Injection Sites: Several injections are administered at specific sites, depending on the area being treated.

  • Minimal Discomfort: The procedure is generally well-tolerated due to the small needle size.

  • Maintenance: As the effects gradually fade, you may return for additional treatments.

If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us!

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