Botox is used for more than just treating superficial creases. In fact, if applied early enough, it can prevent lines from appearing at all. Botox can also be used to treat a multitude of medical conditions, some of the most common being chronic migraines, muscle spasms, eye twitching, severe underarm sweating, and even overactive bladders.
Small, diluted amounts of Botox (boltulinum toxin) are injected into targeted muscles with a fine needle. Once injected, Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, preventing the injected muscle from contracting, and therefore causing the wrinkles on your face to soften and iron out. It is important to note that the toxin requires about 5-7 days to take full effect, so results may not be visible until then.
It is best to avoid consuming alcohol for at least a week prior to treatment. You should also refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medications two weeks prior to your appointment in order to reduce bruising.
The results of Botox generally last about four months, but vary with each patient. If you are interested in botox, or want to learn more about the procedure, feel free to call us at 631-237-3392.