Botox doesn’t work like other dermal fillers that encourage the growth of collagen. Instead, Botox uses a potent neurotoxin to essentially paralyze the muscle and block signals from being sent to and from the brain. The neurotoxin, Botulinum Toxin A, affects the nerves, preventing the muscle from sending signals that cause it to contract.
As long as the muscles remain relaxed, the tone and texture of the skin will appear fuller and more youthful looking. Although results may not last as long as other dermal fillers, they’re sustainable with repeated treatments.
Because Botox only relaxes the muscles and blocks signals from the muscles to the brain, the results won’t last as long as those received with other injectable, dermal fillers. Botox’s results normally last from three to four months. This, however, will depend on the tone of your skin before your first treatment.
If you’re unsure which type of treatment is right for you, talk to your MedSpa provider. They will be able to advise you as to what type of injectable best suits your needs and provides the type of results you're seeking. Botox injections offer short recovery time and almost immediate results, although they may not last as long as other types of dermal fillers.
Botox provides results that are noticeable within the first few days of the treatment. While there may be a small amount of inflammation during the first 24 hours, this quickly dissipates, revealing skin that is more toned and fuller than before.
Because of how it works, you'll achieve the best results when Botox is used on the forehead and near the corners of your eyes, mouth, and nose. These are the areas of the face where the muscles tend to bunch, pinching the skin together and making it look as if the skin has been drawn together at the corners.
If you have questions concerning how Botox works or if it’s right for you, schedule an appointment at Findlay MedSpa. A dedicated medical professional will sit down with you, discuss your options, and find out which type of injectable is right for you.
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