How Often Do You Need Botox for Wrinkles?
Botox is a safe and effective treatment for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It has been approved by the FDA for use as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and is safe to use long-term. While it is most effective on people under the age of 65, it can be used by any adult to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox treatments can be stopped at any time without any complications.
What Is Botox?
Botox is created from the same toxin – botulinum – that causes botulism. The toxin is injected into the skin and causes a temporary paralysis of the muscles. It can be used to help people who are suffering from a variety of conditions, like muscle spasms, and it has been successfully used to treat migraines, lazy eye, and overactive bladder. The effect of the muscle paralysis when injected into the facial muscles is a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making it a very popular and safe cosmetic treatment.
How Is a Botox Treatment for Wrinkles Performed?
Using a very thin needle, the Botox is injected into your skin in and around the area being targeted. Botox for wrinkles can be used to smooth forehead lines, to reduce lines between the eyebrows, to decrease the appearance of crows’ feet, and to smooth laugh lines and creases around the mouth. It can safely be used around the jawline and neck to reduce wrinkles and sag lines in the neck area. You will notice results within just a few days of the Botox treatment. The injections themselves are fairly painless, and the amount of Botox for wrinkles required is much less than what is used for other clinical treatments.
How Often Will I Need Botox for Wrinkles?
Botox does not “cure” wrinkles – it simply paralyzes the muscles in the face that create the appearance of wrinkles. A typical Botox treatment will last 2-5 months, so regular treatments are required to maintain the reduction in wrinkles. It is safe to use long-term, but treatments should be performed by an experienced medical provider who specializes in the use of the treatment.