Botox is a neuromuscular blocker drug that can be injected, which basically means it stops the transmission of chemicals that tell muscles to move.
When we apply Botox to any small facial muscles that cause your face to wrinkle, it allows the skin to relax and flatten and the end result is you appear younger. As an added benefit, Botox can also stop the occurrence of migraine headaches as well as other muscle related stresses.
The following is a list of frequently asked questions about Botox from patients at our offices. If you still have questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us.
What Is Botox?
Botox cosmetic is a safe and purified protein, commonly called botulinum toxin type A. Botox was first researched and studied in the 1960s. The FDA gave clearance in 1989 for botulinum type a to treat muscle spasms. The FDA clearance for cosmetic use was granted in 2002. Botox has been treated on millions of patients since then.
Does Botox Injection Hurt?
Our patients say the treatment feels no worse than an small bug bite. While we typically do not administer anesthesia or numbing creams for Botox treatments, a numbing cream can be applied to the specific area in certain cases.
How Long Do Results Last?
The cosmetic improvements you can achieve with Botox will take effect approximately 3-5 days after the procedure and last anywhere from 3-6 months.
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