An Introduction to Botox
By now men and women of all ages and backgrounds have heard of Botox, the miraculous injectable that erases frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet without surgery or downtime. Yet you may still be wondering if this cosmetic procedure is right for you. Have no fear, you have come to the right place. Our team of certified nurses and injection specialists here at Elite on Main are here to answer all your questions and concerns, and even answer a few questions you didn’t know you had.
How Botox Works
Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into specific treatment areas and used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles particularly in the upper portion of the face (between brows, forehead and around eyes). Botox works by blocking the transmission of the chemical agent acetylcholine which tells muscles when to move. As a result, the muscles treated are temporarily paralyzed allowing the skin to lie flat and the wrinkles produced by movement to minimize if not disappear. Results typically appear 5-7 days after treatment and maximize at 14 days. Botox lasts between 3-4 months.