Do you have frown lines and forehead wrinkles that are making you look older than you are? You can erase these unwanted wrinkles with botox cosmetic. Botox is the number one minimally invasive cosmetic procedure for wrinkles, because it consistently produces excellent results. But does botox last forever?
What exactly is botox?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin that works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to develop. Once botox is injected, it takes approximately 2-4 days for the muscle relaxing effects to occur.
Does botox last forever?
Unfortunately, botox does not last forever, it typically lasts an average of 3-4 months, but first time users may notice that the effects wear off faster. On the other hand, patients that use botox regularly, often enjoy the benefits for up to 6 months, due to the long term weakening of the muscles.
Botox is broken down by the body over time, and once this happens, motion quickly returns to the muscles. Patients that would like to prevent wrinkles from returning, will have to schedule regular botox injections.
How botox reduces wrinkles
Each time you make facial expressions such as smiling, squinting, and frowning, the muscles contract, and over time, this leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Facial muscles contract in response to signals sent from the nerves, and botox temporarily interrupts these signals. This causes the muscles to relax and reduces repetitive facial activity, so existing wrinkles become less visible (learn more).
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