For the past several years, Botox has consistently been at the top of the list for most sought after cosmetic procedures. Year by year, the number of people seeking the treatment increases, and for good reasons—Botox is truly beneficial for people of all ages, races, and ethnicities, no matter what part of the aging process they are in. With so many people seeking Botox across the world and even at my practice in Charlotte, I wanted to take the time to explain to my patients something commonly overlooked: How does Botox actually work?
All About Botox
Simply put, Botox works by temporarily blocking nerves, which result in the inability to move facial muscles. Muscle can cause wrinkles similar to an iron causing a wrinkle in a shirt. Every time muscles move, they create a crease or wrinkle in the skin. By weakening the muscle that causes the crease, it allows time for the skin to repair itself and the wrinkle softens and disappears overtime. Though Botox is a very common treatment for middle-aged men and women seeking relief from the aging process, Botox injections can be extremely helpful in preventing the aging process in people in their 20’s and 30’s. Botox in these patients can prevent the formation of some wrinkles and can also retrain the muscles to not move in a fashion that creates some wrinkles.
How Long Does Botox Take To Work?
According to a recent study by New Beauty Magazine, hundreds of women were asked how long they believed it took to see the final results of Botox treatments. Surprisingly, the answers ranged from 24 hours to 5 weeks! At my practice in Charlotte I typically advise patients that although everyone is different, it’s well-within normal range to see results from Botox injections between 2-5 days post treatment.
If you’re considering Botox injections, it’s important to visit an experienced injector for your treatment. Though Botox is an extremely safe procedure when properly performed, the procedure becomes much more risky when people don’t research their injectors, which can result in unpleasing aesthetic results.
Speak With Carolina Facial Plastics Today
Botox is an extremely helpful tool in fighting the aging process, no matter which stage you may be at. If you’d like to learn more about how Botox can be used to help you combat fine lines, wrinkles, or crow’s feet, please contact my practice today by calling (704) 842-3644. To schedule your initial consultation, during which your every question and concern will be addressed. Because I am a board certified head and neck surgeon with a specialty in facial plastic surgery, I have a unique knowledge in the performance of injectable treatments for cosmetic purposes.
For additional information, please contact Carolina Facial Plastics today.