Botox is a wonderful anti-aging solution that works fast, and is very effective. You can erase fine lines and wrinkles with Botox in as little as 15 minutes, to restore a more youthful appearance. Men and women who are bothered by their wrinkles can have botox done safely, to refresh and rejuvenate the face. But how does Botox work?
How Botox Erases Wrinkles
Botox is a neurotoxic protein, and it is a particularly effective treatment for lines across the forehead, as well as crow’s feet (lines at the corner of the eyes). It can also reduce the appearance of the furrows between the eyebrows.
These lines are formed because of the contraction of the underlying muscles, a sensation that occurs hundreds of times each day. Botox blocks the neurotransmitter that travels from the nerves to the muscles, and signals the muscles to contract.
Very small doses of Botox are injected into the muscles. This significantly reduces the contraction of the muscles, which in turn causes the wrinkles to soften, and eventually fade. The effects of botox will set in about 5-7 days after the injections, and the smoothing results can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
Do Botox Injections Hurt?
Botox injections are not usually very painful, but topical anesthesia is available for those patients that cannot tolerate any pain. Some patients may feel a slight tingling, especially when the injections are being done on the muscles between the eyebrows.