Botox has been used for many years to treat facial creases and wrinkles. Botox refers to a toxin that is produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium. Botox works by blocking the signals from your nerves to your muscles. When the injected muscles cannot contract, wrinkles soften and relax. Botox is commonly used on crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines.
How Long Does it Take To Work?
It is advisable to avoid alcohol, aspirin and inflammatory medications before going for a Botox procedure to reduce the bruising effects.
Most people who get Botox injections claim of experiencing results immediately. The fact of the matter is that this is just an illusion brought about by Botox’s plumping effect. Any fluid that is injected into the skin usually affects the nerve endings. A female patient could take 3-5 days before they can begin to see the effects of Botox. A male patient will take longer, up to 10 days, because of their thicker skin. The peak effects of Botox occur 7-10 days afterwards.
For patients who are using Botox for the first time or are treating a new area, the results take 2 weeks. If you wait for the effects of Botox to wear off then you will take the same amount of time to see the results in your next treatment. However, if you constantly get Botox injections, your treated muscles will shrink and the skin will be more capable of repairing surface flaws. After 18-24 months of continuously using Botox, it will take long for your muscle to require another injection after Botox is stopped.For the average patient, the effects of Botox last for 2-3 months. For patients who constantly go for injections, it could take over 4 months for the effects of Botox to wear off.
Gilbert Perfect Skin provides botox and other skin care services in the Phoenix metro area including Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe and Queen Creek.