What is Botox®?
Botox® is a brand name for a chemical called botulinum toxin from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. At first, it may seem a little intimidating, but Botox® is actually one of the safest and most powerful treatments available to reduce lines and wrinkles.
The way it works is clever. Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Peters, and Dr. Shah at Capital Laser & Skin Care will precisely inject microscopic quantities of the compound to a specific depth of your skin in the treatment area. The compound then inactivates wrinkle-causing muscles under the skin by blocking chemical signals from the brain. The result is a smoothing out of the face above, reducing the appearance of facial furrows.
Maintaining your Botox® results is simple. Botox® results last approximately three to four months, which means you may only need three to four repeat treatments a year.
How Long Until I See My Botox® Results?
Unlike many cosmetic interventions, Botox® gets to work almost immediately. Most patients see results within the first three to four days, with the full impact becoming apparent between 10 and 14 days.
Injected Botox® lasts three months before the body clears it away. After that, you’ll need to return to the clinic for more injections. Interestingly, the higher the dose, the longer-lasting the results.