How do Botox injections work?April 6, 2020
This solution to smoothing out those dreaded lines and wrinkles was a procedure that gained much notoriety because of its initial use by celebrities and its ability to provide a more youthful look. Botox injections have consistently the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure on the market as it is minimally invasive and has been proven time and time again to achieve long-lasting results with follow-up appointments.
But, how do they work exactly?
Botox is a ‘therapeutic agent’ derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The substance is purified and is used for both cosmetic purposes and to alleviate symptoms like overactive muscle activity. It is commonly injected with a fine needle into specific muscles of the face including the outer corners of the eyes, the forehead, the chin, neck, and more, and blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, thus, freezing the underlying muscles. As the area is unable to contract, the wrinkles around the area soften and relax. Complete results take around three to seven days to come about, but maintenance requires regular follow-up injections every so often.
For those who prefer, several types of anesthesia are typically available to make the experience more comfortable by numbing the area. Some of these include topical anesthesia and ice and vibration anesthesia. During the procedure, the doctor will inject small amounts of Botox into the area with a micro-needle, requiring between 1-3 injections per muscle.
A session usually lasts 10 minutes, providing fast and subtle results with minimal recovery time and side effects. Over 15 years of clinical studies have been done with Botox, deeming it a safe and commonly done procedure that is approved in 96 countries. Botox generally lasts approximately three to four months, but after several follow-up sessions, it is said that the anti-wrinkle effects increase over time, and people can even attain the same results with lower doses over time.
Visage Cosmetic Clinic provides Botox Cosmetic and Dermal Filler Injectable treatments in Winnipeg, using the best injectables and fillers to achieve your personal goals according to your skin type. Visit visagecosmeticclinic.com and Fill out the ‘Contact Us” form or call in at 204-900-0950 to book a consultation.