Frequently asked questions
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Botox is a neuromodulator (form of botulinum toxin type A) that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. Once injected, it relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area. You will see your results gradually over 3-7 days following injection.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The results of Botox typically last between 3-5 months from the date of injection. Over time the body metabolizes it, leading to the slow return of muscle movement in the treatment area. Patients can choose to maintain their results for longer periods by undergoing periodic maintenance treatments every 3-4 months.
WHAT AREAS OF THE FACE CAN BE TREATED WITH IT?
It can be used to address lines and wrinkles on a number of different facial areas, including the forehead, eye area (crow’s feet), and lip lines. It may also be used to soften dimples on the chin.
WHAT DOES the TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?
WILL MY FACE LOOK OVERDONE OR UNNATURAL?
Can men have Botox?
Men make up about 10 percent of all Botox patients. It is popular among men who want to gently soften lines and wrinkles without looking like they have had any work done.