What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable cosmetic treatment that differs from dermal fillers. Botox® works by preventing specific facial muscles from moving which causes wrinkles and forehead lines to become prominent.
Each Botox® injection contains a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA. The toxin works by blocking specific chemical signals from the nerves that cause muscles to contract. Relaxing certain facial muscles ensures patients that have Botox® injections have a more rested and youthful look.
People often opt for Botox® injections as part of other cosmetic treatments to counteract the effects of the aging process. They’re also ideal for individuals that experience premature aging effects, perhaps due to genetic issues or overexposure to the sun.
Benefits of Botox®
Each year, millions of Americans enjoy the many benefits that Botox® has to offer. The following are some of the top reasons why Botox® has become such a popular cosmetic treatment in the past three decades:
Botox® Treatments Are Quick and Effective
One of the striking facts about Botox® treatments is how they are quick to administer and offer instant, effective results. A treatment provided by Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead can take as little as ten minutes to complete.
There’s No Downtime With Botox®
After your Botox® treatment session, you can continue with the rest of your day. Dr. Maltais recommends avoiding going to the gym for 48 hours for the Botox® injection to have optimal effects. That’s because excessive body temperatures can cause Botox® to spread.
Botox® Offers Long-Lasting Results
Clients that have Botox® injections at Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead will enjoy long-lasting results.
Each Botox® treatment session lasts up to four months; Dr. Maltais recommends three to four treatments each year to maintain the benefits of Botox®.