BOTOX® is a popular treatment at Rao Dermatology for smoothing out wrinkles. This injectable is created from a purified protein solution, and it affects the muscles on the face that are directly responsible for creating wrinkles. It is the most popular cosmetic treatment among women, and even men are jumping on board. Everyone knows what the results are but you probably want to know the juicy details. So here is how BOTOX® works.
There are two types of nerves: one for motion and one for feeling. The nerves that BOTOX® controls are those for motion only. We want the wrinkles to go away without feeling like we’ve lost something important, which is how this injectable works.
Swelling is common after injections and this is caused by the saline that is used to water down the purified protein solution. It should be gone within an hour after the treatment. Bruising is rare but possible, though it, too, will be gone immediately.
Noticeably Smoother Skin
The smoothness will not be immediately noticeable after the treatment. Wait a good 3 to 5 days and you will see a significant difference. Because the muscle is unable to contract for 3 to 5 days, the wrinkles have softened and your face has gotten used to not using your muscles as much as you did before.
Your Face Gets Smoother and Smoother
As long as the BOTOX® effect is still active, the muscle stays immobile, keeping new wrinkles from forming and relaxing more wrinkles until they are invisible to the eye. The more your muscles get used to not creating wrinkles on your face, the less wrinkles you’ll have. In other words, this injectable works to not only get rid of wrinkles you already have, but it also prevents more wrinkles from forming in the future.
No Tolerance Effect
The body does not get used to BOTOX® so you won’t have to worry that, one day, it won’t work on you anymore. The effect usually lasts for months but it depends on the type of muscle it is injected into. The larger the muscle, the sooner that movement is restored.
Do you feel more confident now that you know how BOTOX® works? If you are ready to try it for yourself, contact Rao Dermatology for a consultation and you will be one step closer to smoother, younger-looking skin. We are conveniently located in Manhattan, NY, Atlantic Highlands and Woodbridge, NJ, as well as Fresno and Hanford, CA.