Neurotoxins are some of the most popular non-surgical injections performed because they soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is traditionally used in muscles related to expression lines around the eyes and forehead. Physicians have been expanding Botox’s use to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth and the neck.
These physician-administered injections relax facial tension by temporarily blocking nerve pulses in facial muscles. When the muscles relax, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced.
The Botox injection take about 10 to 15 minutes. On average, patients see full results within 7 to 10 days. You can resume normal activities immediately, but we suggest avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Botox’s results usually last 3 to 4 months, but results will vary from patient to patient.
In 2010, the FDA approved Botox as a treatment for chronic migraine. Botox treatments for migraines are typically given once every three months. Treatments span a 15-month period. To perform the treatment, your doctor will inject multiple doses of the medicine in specific points along the bridge of the nose, the temples, the forehead, the back of the head, the neck, and the upper back.
Little known fact: Botox can stop excessive sweating by temporarily blocking the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. Botox can help prevent excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, feet, head and face, and other relatively small body areas.