The Benefits of Botox Injections

The Benefits of Botox Injections

Botulinum toxin, commonly known as botox, is a popular injection that temporarily reduces the appearance of frown lines, crows feet, forehead creases, and bands in the neck. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin was the top cosmetic minimally-invasive procedure in 2013 with 6.3 million injections.

Where does it come from? Botulinum toxin is a purified substance derived from bacteria. It was first researched in the 1960’s to treat neurological disorders, but doctors discovered the unexpected side effect of softened frown and forehead lines.

How does it work? By blocking muscular nerve signals, it prevents the muscle from contracting resulting in diminished unwanted wrinkles.

How is it different from dermal fillers? Unlike dermal fillers, Botox is a muscle paralysis agent and is ideal for dynamic wrinkles such as the lines between the eyebrows.

If you would like to diminish your unwanted wrinkles, Botox is one of the quickest and safest treatments available. Here are some of the benefits of Botox injections:

  • Fast results: You can see results as soon as a few days, but it can take a week to see the full effect. Results will typically last three to four months.
  • Quick procedure: Botox treatments usually take less than 15 minutes to complete. The number of injections will depend on your facial features and the extent of wrinkles.
  • No down time: No anesthesia is required and there is no recovery time for Botox injections. You can resume your normal activities immediately.
  • FDA approved: Botox is FDA approved to treat frown lines, migraine headaches, and excessive sweating.
  • Minimal side effects: While Botox is generally safe, there can be some side effects such as bruising and pain at the injection site, headache, redness, and nausea.

Since there are 43 muscles in your face, only an experienced healthcare professional should perform Botox injections. They will be able to pinpoint the wrinkle-causing muscles while preserving your natural facial expressions. At Aesthetics International USA, our highly-qualified physicians will provide you with fantastic results in a safe, worry-free environment. Contact us today for your free consultation at 678.691.0880.