Injections of Botulinum Toxin, also called Botox, temporarily smooth facial wrinkles so that you appear younger. Botox injections are neurotoxins that work by weakening specific muscles, so they have less effect on creating wrinkles. Think about a bodybuilder lifting weights-if you stop lifting weights, and you stop building muscle. The same principle applies to Botox; it will keep certain facial muscles from moving, your body won’t create wrinkles.
The effects of Botox usually last for 3 to 6 months, although results will vary from patient to patient. If you stop getting injections, your wrinkles will slowly return to their appearance before treatment. Botox injection for facial wrinkles requires several injections, usually around the face (between the eyebrows, on the outside edges of the eyes, and around the crow’s feet). The dosage used will depend on your age, how bad your wrinkles are, and the reason for the injection (facial lines or excessive sweating), which we will discuss with you at the time of your consultation.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) FAQs
A neurotoxin is injected into the regions to be treated using tiny needles. Neurotoxins act by blocking muscular contractions in and around “problem regions.” Neurotoxins are ideal for smoothing and reducing wrinkles, but they can also help to prevent the development of deeper lines as we age.
Botox is injected into the muscles of the regions treated during the treatment, which takes around 10-20 minutes. There is no need for general anesthesia; instead, they may utilize a topical anesthetic or a cold compress to alleviate any discomfort.
It usually takes between 3 and 5 days for effects to see results after therapy, although the full impact may take up to a week.
Neuromodulation injections last anywhere from three to six months and may be used to treat pain caused by neurological conditions.