Botox® injections are a quick and easy way to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, prevent them from forming or deepening, and make your face look smoother and younger.
Botulinum toxin type A, also known as Botox®, is a neurotoxin that prevents muscle contraction by blocking nerve signals to the muscles. Botox® has been used medicinally for decades and received FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002. Neurotoxin injections have increased in popularity due to high patient satisfaction and ease of use. They are now at the forefront of cosmetic surgery, providing a powerful alternative to invasive surgical procedures. Botox® injections combat wrinkles, especially in the upper face, by preventing the targeted muscles from contracting and creating facial wrinkles.
The Botox® facial, also known as Botox® microdosing, combines the minimally invasive benefits of microneedling with the skin-tightening effects of Botox®. During a Botox® facial treatment, a medical professional injects botulinum toxin type A with a microneedle through channels formed in the epidermis. Botox® does not get into the facial muscles and is only used to tighten the skin temporarily. Botox® facials are ideal for individuals looking for subtle, temporary, non-invasive corrections to facial fine lines and wrinkles.
In general, you should start to see results within 24-72 hours, but some patients may not see complete results for five days or more. It takes time for the effects of Botox® to reach their full potential. However, once the initial swelling and redness have subsided, you will see results much faster.