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How Does Botox Work?

Serums and creams are a wonderful way to begin to keep lines and wrinkles at bay. However, over time, wrinkles can become more and more prominent, especially those that are caused by repeated muscle contractions. These expression lines often show up as forehead lines that run horizontally across the forehead and worry lines or the “elevens” that show up between the eyebrows. Other lines that are caused by repeated muscular movements are called laugh lines, lip lines, and marionette lines. Due to the fact that these lines are caused by repetitive muscular movements, it is harder to combat them with just serums. For these tough lines, Botox is the treatment of choice!

*Individual Results May Vary

What Is Botox?

Botox was the first FDA approved product for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 2002. Botox is a purified protein that works by reducing muscle contractions in the face. When this is done, the proper muscles are weakened to soften lines in the face. There is no downtime associated with Botox and the results will last 3 to 4 months before any further injections are needed.

How Does Botox Work?

As a general rule, Botox is used in the upper face where muscles create lines from repeated movements in the forehead, between the eyes, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). 

Botox temporarily freezes muscles, allowing the area to relax and not to contract as much. As a result of this, the tissue around these muscles become smoother and softer looking. In many cases, your medical professional may recommend a combination of Botox and a dermal filler in order to achieve the results you are desiring. This is very common since there are two basic types of wrinkles. 

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Skinatomy Laser Clinic for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Is a Botox Treatment Like?

All Botox treatments begin with a consultation with the medical professionals at Skinatomy Laser Clinic. At this consultation, the staff will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs. When your treatment begins, very fine needles are used to deliver tiny injections into specific muscles between the eyebrows, near the eyes for crow’s feet, and into the forehead for reducing forehead lines. 

Results normally appear in 4 to 7 days with full effects appearing in 2-3 weeks. These results last anywhere from 3 to 4 months at which time patients can elect to have additional injections to maintain their younger, more refreshed look!  While there is no downtime with Botox, it is recommended that patients do not do strenuous exercise for 12-24 hours and that they avoid massaging the area where the injections were given.  

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Take The Next Step

As you can see, we have a number of treatments that may be right in helping you maintain a younger-looking, wrinkle-free you. Are you ready to try Botox to reduce your expression lines? If so, we would love for you to take your next step and call the professionals at Skinatomy Laser Clinic to schedule your complimentary consultation. We can help you choose the treatment that is perfect for you. Fill out the form on this page or call us at (416) 901-9392 (Toronto) or (289) 512-0188 (Mississauga). We look forward to helping you become the best you possible!

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