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What is BOTOX®?

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BOTOX® is a neuromodulator — an injectable that lessens the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles near them. It only relaxes the muscles at the site of your wrinkles, leaving the rest of your muscles unchanged, so your facial expressions remain dynamic and natural-looking.

BOTOX® is the most popular product of its kind worldwide and is approved for use in 78 countries. It is also one of the most extensively studied skin rejuvenation treatments in the world, ensuring results that are safe, trusted, and effective.

How Does BOTOX® Work?

Wrinkles aren’t caused by aging alone; they’re the result of the strain that repeated muscle contractions and facial movements put on your skin. This is why younger people can also develop facial wrinkles.

BOTOX® is an injectable neuromodulator that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles near them. It relaxes these muscles using a tiny, purified amount of botulinum toxin, derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Because BOTOX® can’t keep these muscles relaxed forever, periodic injections are required to maintain results.

BOTOX® injections are relatively painless, and typically take no more than 10 to 20 minutes to administer. And because there’s no downtime associated with BOTOX®, you could receive your injections during your break and go right back to work afterward — it is truly a lunchtime procedure.

Some effects of the injections can be seen 3 or 4 days after treatment, with full results visible after 7-10 days. Results usually last somewhere between 3 and 5 months. At this time, additional injections are required to maintain results.