Botox 101: What It Is, How It Works, and What You Need to Know

At this point, Botox is a household name, synonymous with reducing wrinkles and helping users present a more youthful appearance. These days, it’s as accessible as ever, making it important to understand the ins and outs of this top treatment. 

So, What Exactly Is Botox?

Botox, short for Botulinum Toxin, is a neuromodulator. Botox has been safely used in medical and cosmetic treatments for decades.

Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to the treated muscles. When injected into specific facial muscles, Botox prevents them from contracting. The result smooths out wrinkles and lines caused by repetitive facial expressions like frowning, squinting, or smiling — that’s why Botox is so commonly injected between the eyes (11s), the forehead, and next to the eyes (Crow’s feet). 

What to Know Before You Go

Before booking your Botox appointment, it’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to plan your treatment.  Additionally, choosing the right provider can impact your results.

Once you’re booked, the injection itself is quick. It’s important to remember that you won’t see results immediately, though. While some effects of Botox may be noticeable within a few days, it typically takes about one to two weeks to see the full results. The effects generally last up to 4-6 months.

Botox Plays Well with Others

While Botox is great by itself, one of the many wonderful things about it is that it can easily be combined with other treatments and injectables for a total refresh. Try it in tandem with a facial or dermal filler and see the results!

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