How does Botox work?
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles being treated. When the muscles have been treated, they cannot contract and form wrinkles and lines. The effect is temporary and lasts several months. It can also slow the progress of wrinkles and lines in the face by slowing the ability for them to form.
Botox cosmetic injections can be used to slow the signs of aging. It can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and is most often used around the eyebrows, eyes (crow’s feet), nose, lips and forehead. It can also be used on the jawline and neck. More than one area can be treated at one time.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is considered to be safe. It has been used for many years and the ability to use it cosmetically has improved over time. Botox should be given by a trained healthcare provider.
When getting Botox, your provider will use a fine needle to inject small amounts of the Botox into the area being treated. You may get more than one shot to treat the area that you want to improve. This is done as an outpatient procedure and you will be able to go about your normal daily activities once the treatment is done. You may feel some discomfort, but it will be mild.
After you have completed the treatment at the office, you can return to most normal activities. It is recommended that you avoid physical exertion for about 24 hours. You will also need to avoid rubbing or putting pressure on the area that has been treated for about 12 hours.
How long do Botox injections last?
You should expect the Botox injection to last about three or four months. Treatment can be done again at about this point in time. After a few treatments, your muscles may be trained to contract less, requiring fewer treatments after longer periods of time.
You do not have to wait to get Botox. It is not just for people who are already showing signs of aging. People in their 20s can get benefits from Botox injections. Starting a Botox routine when you are younger can slow the development of lines and wrinkles. When you start using the injections while you are younger, less Botox is needed at each injection and they can be spaced at longer time intervals. Over time this will help you keep a more youthful appearance as you age.
The medical professionals at Remedy Med Spa in Nashua NH are experienced in Botox injections and can help you look younger today! Call or book your appointment today.