What is Botox?
As you may know, Botox is a type of neurotoxin that is injected into the skin to cause the underlying muscles to relax. It was first used in a medical procedure in 1970, but did not become widely used until the late 1990s, when it was approved for medical use in Canada. In the last decade, it has become one of the most commonly used cosmetic procedures in the United States and Canada.
How does Botox work?
Botox eliminates wrinkles by blocking nerve signals to the muscles that cause facial expressions. Since Botox works by paralyzing the nerves that control the muscles, it does not affect the muscles themselves. Instead, Botox makes the muscles empty, which leads to the appearance of relaxed, smooth skin.
Where can Botox be used?
Botox is a popular medicine used to relax muscles for reduced facial expressions. It is used to relieve the spasms (or twitches) of eye muscles, forehead muscles, along with the muscles around the side of mouth. Botox is also used in certain parts of the body, such as the pelvic muscles or the stomach muscles.
How Long Does Botox take?
The answer varies, depending on your situation. If you’re going through your cool-down period, you can expect to see results within 10-14 days. If you need more improvement, you can expect to see results more quickly, within a month. If you need a maintenance program, you can expect to see results within 6-9 months. More intensive programs of Botox can range anywhere from 1-2 years. So, how long does Botox take to work? It really depends on your situation and should be discussed with your Dermatologist.
Is 50 too late for Botox?
In the United States, there has been a rise in the number of adults in their 50s or 60s getting Botox. This is concerning, since Botox is designed for certain conditions in which muscle movement is needed, including frown lines, glabellar lines and other signs of aging.