How It Works
Botox is derived from the neurotoxin Botulinum Toxin. In order for a muscle to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine attaches to receptor cells in the muscle, causing the muscle to shorten or contract. Botox prevents the release of acetylcholine from the nerve endings, and thus, prevents the muscle from contracting.
What Problem It Corrects
Are those frown lines across your brow, between your eyebrows, and around your eyes getting you down? Botox will prevent those muscles from contracting, leaving you with only the lines you see when all of your muscles of facial expression are relaxed. Botox is the longest lasting neuromodulator on the market.
How It Feels
Botox injections are easy. We use very fine needles to complete the injections, and we partially numb the area with ice, so all you will feel is a slight pinch. The ice also helps to prevent any bruising.
How Long It Lasts
Botox is the longest lasting neuromodulator on the market. Botox will last approximately 4 months after the first injection. It has been our experience that after repeated sessions, it lasts a little longer and the facial lines become less noticeable because you are no longer contracting those muscles.
How Long It Takes
Botox is fast. Depending on how many areas you want treated, it can take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes.
How Many Sessions Are Recommended
One session is all that it takes. If you are happy with the results, then you simply come back in 4 to 5 months.
What To Expect After Treatment
It takes 24 to 48 hours before you see the final result. Although it is highly unusual, it is possible to experience a little bruising. For the first 24 hours, we ask you to not bend over and do any heavy lifting and to not rub or massage the area. Either could cause the Botox to drift into your upper lids and cause them to droop.