Everything You Need to Know About Botox®
Botox® is so popular that it’s now considered a routine part of anti-aging maintenance for millions of adults. But it’s not like your average face cream: It’s an injectable that should only be administered by experts.
At the private practice of Chadi Haddad, DO, our skilled Botox and fillers specialists expertly perform Botox injections in our Dearborn Heights, Michigan, office. Here’s everything you need to know about Botox before you schedule your first appointment.
What Botox treats
Botox is an injectable treatment to temporarily smooth facial lines and wrinkles. It works on dynamic wrinkles — the ones that develop due to repeated muscle movements. The most common examples of dynamic wrinkles are:
- Crow’s feet, wrinkles at the corners of your eyes
- Frown lines, the two vertical lines between your eyebrows
- Forehead lines, the long horizontal lines above your eyebrows
Botox also has other non-cosmetic uses, such as reducing the frequency of migraine headaches and controlling excessive sweating.
How Botox works
Botox contains botulinum toxin. While the toxin can be dangerous in larger amounts, it has the highly beneficial effect of smoothing out wrinkles when injected in the tiniest amounts though Botox injections.
To understand how Botox works, you need to know a bit about how you make facial expressions. Essentially, your facial nerves send chemical messages to your facial muscles, and the muscles respond by contracting. Over time, these contractions cause dynamic wrinkles.
Botox stops those messages from reaching your muscles, so the muscles don’t contract as much as they did before. It helps stop muscle overuse like frequent squinting and wrinkling your brow. Its action on the nerves is why Botox is classified as a neuromodulator.
Botox doesn’t leave you expressionless when it’s administered by experts. Dr. Haddad and our skilled injectors are highly trained facial anatomy specialists who use advanced techniques to treat your lines and wrinkles effectively while preserving a natural appearance.
How long Botox lasts
Botox is a temporary solution for lines and wrinkles, but you get a lot of longevity from each treatment. You may notice your lines and wrinkles lessening in as little as 24-48 hours, and you can expect to see the full results within one month.
Most of our patients enjoy smooth and unlined skin for up to four months after their treatment. If you schedule Botox treatments every 3-4 months, you can maintain your results and enjoy your youthful look for the long term.
Now that you know all about Botox, you’re ready for your first appointment. Call our office in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, or book an appointment through our online scheduler today.
Botox | Dearborn Heights: 313.724.3759
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