Adults are living longer than ever before. We feel vital, we're active and we want our bodies to mirror youthful
minds and hearts. Enter botulinum toxin, one of the most important substances to hit the field of facial
rejuvenation. Short of a surgical facelift, this substance is the most popular way to reduce facial wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
Skin bands on the neck
Smiling, frowning, squinting and even chewing - basically any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the
most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the
quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B are both purified substances, derived from a bacteria. Injections
of this substance blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so that it can't contract and
diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers or
microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the
formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Injections of botulinum toxin may seem like a simple procedure to you, since it's just a few shots. But it's
actually both an art and science that only an experienced healthcare professional should
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There are 43 muscles in your face and it's vital that the person who performs botulinum toxin injections
understands and pinpoints the correct spots to optimize your treatment.
A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into specific muscles. By carefully choosing
specific muscles, your healthcare provider weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles, preserving your natural
Botulinum toxin treatment injections usually take less than 15 minutes. The number of injections you need will
depend on multiple factors, including your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. Crow's feet, for
example, usually demand two to three injections. Furrows above your brow could take five or more.
No anesthesia is required. There is no down time or recovery time.
You may notice results within a few days, but it can take up to a week to see the full effect. This improvement
typically lasts about three to four months. When the effects of botulinum toxin begin to fade, your muscle
reactions and the wrinkles will return.