Aging is a natural part of life. Unfortunately, aging also comes with the loosening of the skin, which leads to facial wrinkles and fine lines. Thankfully, BOTOX can help alleviate these issues. BOTOX is a popular injectable used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and other conditions. BOTOX may seem like magic, but there is some serious science behind why it works so well. Let’s explore the science behind a BOTOX treatment so you can understand if it’s right for you.
Understanding BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX is an injectable that is often used for facial treatments. BOTOX consists of a solution containing purified botulinum toxin. Botulinum is a neurotoxin that applies paralyzing effects to the facial muscles. While this may sound dangerous or alarming, this neurotoxin is FDA-approved to treat facial wrinkles. The neurotoxin blocks certain chemical signals from reaching the nerves in the muscle.
This stops the muscle from contracting and relaxes the treatment area. It is commonly used for cosmetic purposes, but BOTOX is used in various treatments. Some examples of other treatments include hyperhidrosis treatments, lazy eye treatments, muscle spasm treatments, certain types of migraines, and some urinary issues. The treatment is normally done in a single session, and results are apparent in as few as four days.
How Long Does It Last?
BOTOX usually lasts up to four months. However, you may see some lingering effects past then. It entirely depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the neurotoxin. Your body will naturally disperse and remove the toxin that is affecting your nerves. This means BOTOX is not permanent, which can be beneficial if you decide that BOTOX isn’t for you.
BOTOX is a powerful and transformative cosmetic treatment that is non-invasive and has no downtime. That means you can get back to doing what you love while looking your best. At Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser, our team brings compassion, efficiency, and expertise to every treatment to ensure you get the best results. If you’re considering BOTOX, contact Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser at 808-955-3937 today.