Why Botox® is So Safe and Effective
Botox® is the most cosmetic treatment in the country for both men and women. These simple injections are super effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and making your skin look young and smooth. But how does Botox® actually work?
How Botox® Works
While some wrinkles are caused by some damage, others are caused by repeated movements, like furrowing your brow or squinting. Over the years, as you make these expressions over and over again, they can start to leave lines and folds behind. And with every year that passes, those lines can get deeper and deeper.
The key to Botox’s success is relaxing the muscles that make those expressions and fold your skin. Botox contains a safe and small amount of botulinum toxin. This neurotoxin block signals from your nerves to your muscles. Botulinum toxin occurs in nature and is created by bacteria. Though it is natural, in high amounts, it can be poisonous.
Is Botox® Safe?
If the sound of botulinum toxin makes you nervous, don’t worry. Luckily, Botox® doesn’t need those high amounts to be effective. It only takes a little to block those nerve signals and get the muscles in your face to relax, smoothing away wrinkles and reducing signs of aging.
Plus, Botox® has been used for medical purposes for decades. And Botox® cosmetic, which is designed and FDA-approved for treating wrinkles, has been through 16 years of rigorous studies. Each study has shown that it is both safe and effective. It is specially manufactured to prevent side effects.
Where Botox® Works
Botox® works best to eliminate vertical wrinkles between your eyebrows (called 11’s), horizontal wrinkles across your forehead and wrinkles around the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet). A trained Botox® technician will inject the Botox® into specific areas with a very small needle. An experienced Botox® provider can deliver amazing, natural-looking results.
You’ll see Botox® results about a week after your appointment when the nerve signals are fully blocked by the injection. And you’ll continue to enjoy those results for about 4 months. After that time, your body will have gotten rid of the Botox® and your muscles will start moving and wrinkling your skin again.
Maintenance appointments and repeat injections can help you keep your skin looking smooth and young. Studies suggest that the more regularly you get Botox®, the longer your results will last and the more effective the treatment will become.
At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, we provide the one and only Botox® cosmetic to help our patients effectively reduce signs of aging and enjoy smoother skin. Our experienced providers know where to inject Botox® and how much to use to get the best results for your skin. We understand how Botox® works--and how to keep you safe.
You can enjoy smoother skin with Botox® cosmetics. Please contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your Botox® consultation.