Are you wondering how to smooth facial wrinkles and refresh your appearance? Botox can help. Botox is a wrinkle-smoothing injectable treatment that is used by millions around the world. It is a purified protein derived from botulinum toxin type A. But what does botox target, and how does it work.
What does botox target
Botox targets dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are deep lines that form, as a result of repeated facial expressions such as squinting and frowning. The repetitive contraction of the muscles over time leads to the formation of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet (wrinkles at the corner of the eyes). These are the wrinkles that botox targets.
How botox helps dynamic wrinkles
Botox is injected into the muscles below the wrinkles being targeted, and it works by interrupting the nerve signals to the muscles. When the nerve signals are interrupted, the muscles are unable to contract. This allows the dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions to smooth out over time.
Botox treatment consists of a series of small injections into the targeted muscles. Treatment only takes a few minutes, and there is no downtime.
How long do the results last?
The effects of botox last approximately of 3-4 months.
Am I a good candidate for botox?
If you have dynamic wrinkles that you would like to get rid of, and you are in good health, you may be a good candidate for botox. However, it’s best to consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine if botox is right for you.
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