What Is BOTOX® Treatment and How Does It Work?
BOTOX® is a natural purified protein that is injected into the skin with a tiny needle at specific areas of the face to temporarily relax a patient’s muscles. As a result, BOTOX® can have both cosmetic and therapeutic applications.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Applications
BOTOX® relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smoother and younger appearance.
When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX® blocks the message from the nerve to the muscle which results in muscle relaxation.
It is a simple and quick minimally invasive treatment that delivers results with no downtime.
BOTOX® Therapeutic Applications
BOTOX® also has the ability to help patients struggling with dental issues, such as:
- TMJ Disorder — pain in the jaw and facial muscles
- Grinding and/or clenching teeth
Potential Side Effects of BOTOX®
The potential side effects of BOTOX® treatment are mild, and usually go away within a few hours or days after treatment. Potential side effects include:
- Pain at injection site
- Allergic reactions
Results and Touch Ups
Results are usually seen in 5-7 days! However, it can take up to 2 weeks for the full results to been seen.
If required, touch-up appointments are recommended 2-4 weeks post-injection.
The effects of BOTOX® treatment typically last between 3-6 months. After which re-treatment is recommended.
Results may last longer with repeated injections.