Botox® treats the lines and wrinkles that form on the face wherever facial muscles pull on the skin. Each facial expression contributes to the smile and laugh lines, frown lines, and more. If you have expression lines and would like to see them smoothed away, Botox® might be the right treatment for you.
What is Botox®?
Many people start to see expression lines even before lines and wrinkles appear anywhere else on the face. As we age, they will continue to get deeper. Botox® stops facial muscles from contracting, stopping the constant tugging on the overlying skin. As a result, you see skin that looks smooth and wrinkle-free, so you look younger.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® works using botulinum toxin. This neuromodulator affects nerves that control the facial muscles. The targeted nerves use a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine to tell muscles to contract. As it interferes with this communication, Botox® allows the muscle to stop contracting and become smooth and relaxed.
Top 3 Most Popular Treatment Areas for Botox®
Botox® finds use in a wide range of places. It has FDA approval for three areas of the face, which are also the places where it achieves the best results.
These horizontal lines across the forehead can make you look worried, tired, or older than you really are. Botox® can relax these away and give you a smooth brow.
Lines Between the Brows
Sometimes called “the 11’s” because they often form two straight lines, these form between the brows and become especially heavy in men. Smoothing these away can remove an expression that used to look serious or even angry.
These lines radiate out from around the corners of the eyes and become more visible when we smile and crease the skin. The delicate eye area can show this type of damage early, but you can make it disappear.
What are the Benefits of Botox®?
You have several options for addressing lines and wrinkles. For expression lines, you may struggle to find anything more effective than neuromodulators like Botox®. This treatment has become so popular for several reasons:
- Over 20 years of FDA approval and millions of satisfied recipients, many of them repeat customers who get Botox® regularly.
- Subtle results that will let you look younger and more refreshed, but still just like you with all your normal facial expressions
- In terms of value for your money, Botox® offers a noticeable change in just one treatment at a lower price than many other wrinkle-reducing treatments.
What Results Will I See With Botox®?
You can expect to see the results of Botox® begin after a few days and develop fully by about ten to fourteen days. Your results will last three to four months. Many people schedule regular Botox® sessions to maintain their more youthful and alert appearance.
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