Learn About the Basics of BOTOX and If It’s Right for You!

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BOTOX is not just something available to celebrities to preserve their good looks. It is a convenient treatment that can work for almost anybody to reduce the signs of aging.

If you want to smooth out your wrinkles, come find out if you can join the millions who have chosen BOTOX. Keep reading to learn about the basics of BOTOX and if it’s right for you!

What Is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a drug made from a toxin produced by bacteria. Although it is a neurotoxin, BOTOX injections are incredibly safe. 

The dose of toxin is so small that your body can eventually absorb it. It’s important, however, that you never receive BOTOX injections from anyone except a professional.

How Does BOTOX Work?

So why use a toxin in the first place? The chemical works by paralyzing muscles. 

With strategic injections, doctors can paralyze specific muscle groups safely. Many cosmetic professionals target frown lines between the eyebrows, wrinkles in the forehead, and crow’s feet.

Wrinkles often result when muscles are constantly tightening up. Instead of filling in the wrinkles, BOTOX relaxes the muscles. 

BOTOX is not only used for cosmetic purposes. This muscle-relaxing effect is useful for other purposes, too, like reducing the symptoms of certain medical conditions. 

It can help people with chronic migraines, muscle spasms, and even lazy eyes.  

Is BOTOX Permanent?

The BOTOX treatment itself takes almost no time. A few careful injections take just a few minutes, and you can go home and enjoy your day.

You may not see the results of the treatment immediately. Typically results show up in just a couple of days. 

However, it can take up to a week to experience the full effects of BOTOX. You might also experience some temporary bruising and swelling at the injection site, which is completely normal.

Once it is in effect, BOTOX can last up to four months. After that time frame, the results of the injection will begin to wear off.

Once the effects begin to wear off, you’ll need to have the injections reapplied. 

Preventative BOTOX 

These days, people have started to get BOTOX treatments earlier in life. This is because BOTOX can actually prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. 

By keeping the muscles relaxed when you start to see fine lines, you prevent them from getting deeper. The earlier you begin BOTOX treatments, the fewer wrinkles you’ll have, even if you stop treatment. 

The fewer wrinkles you have to deal with, the less BOTOX you’ll need!         

Is BOTOX Right For Me?

BOTOX has helped many people, but it isn’t the proper treatment for everyone. People at least eighteen years old, in good health, not pregnant, or nursing are ideal candidates. 

You should also have realistic expectations. BOTOX is a fantastic cosmetic tool, but it has its limits.   

Dr. Werner specializes in BOTOX and has worked with it for nearly three decades. The treatment is available at the Long Island office and the Manhattan office. 

Are you interested in learning more about how BOTOX? Schedule an appointment at Stahl Eyecare Experts in Manhattan, NY, today, so we can help you preserve your youth! 


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