At first glance, Botox seems to work like magic.

After all, just a single Botox treatment can help minimize facial wrinkles and lines that may not have responded to other aging solutions, like skin creams and moisturizers.

Given how effective and results-driven Botox can be, it’s not surprisingly that our patients ask us this popular question: 

“So how exactly does Botox work on my wrinkles?”

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How Botox Minimizes Wrinkles

FDA-approved Botox contains botulinum toxin, a safe neuroprotein that interrupts the nerve signals between the brain and the muscles where the nerves are located.

You see, your facial muscles – especially those around your eyebrows – are in constant motion, even when you’re not aware of it. From frowning and squinting to furrowing your brows, these constant motions can create the frown lines and wrinkles that Botox treats and helps prevent.

When the active ingredient in Botox interrupts those nerve signals, it helps those muscles to relax, which causes almost-immediate improvement in the look of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and even crow’s feet.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?

You’re a good candidate for Botox injections if you have mild to moderate forehead lines and frown lines (those vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows). Botox works best on those patients whose lines have not been deeply embedded for decades.  Starting in the 30s, 40s and even 50s is much more successful than using Botox for the first time in the 60s and 70s.  However many adults of all ages who have success with Botox continue to use it for decades to keep their wrinkles away.

Botox is also FDA-approved for the treatment of crow’s feet, which are wrinkles that form around the corners of the eyes.  We also use Botox safely off label for upper lip lines, vertical neck bands, bunny lines on the nose and pebbling of the chin.

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How Often Will I Need Botox Injections?

Botox results last three to four months or longer with time. That means if you want to maintain your Botox results, you should plan on scheduling a Botox session regularly 2 or 3 times a year.

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to see how Botox can transform your facial wrinkles?

Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation, or call our Wellesley Hills, MA office directly to schedule – (781) 416-3500.  

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