Botox®. You’ve likely heard the term sometime in your life—and probably have associated it with a “frozen face” or some other misconception. Though most recognize the treatment by its name, they may not fully understand how it works or realize how common it is. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic injectable!
What Is Botox?
To put it simply, Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into the muscles being treated—temporarily improving the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. This injectable has been studied extensively and is approved for cosmetic purposes in 78 countries!
Aside from its cosmetic use, Botox has also been approved to treat chronic migraines, overactive bladders and excessive sweating—as well as severe concerns that affect muscles such as spasms, stiffness and pain. Since this injectable has other purposes besides minimizing wrinkles, it is actually used more than most people would think.
How Does a Treatment Work?
If you’re looking into Botox for cosmetic purposes, you’re likely experiencing normal lines and wrinkles that form over time. No matter your age, these creases appear as a result of repeated facial movements. If you haven’t fully noticed the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used preventively to stop them in their tracks.
No matter what you hope to achieve with Botox injections, the procedure is simple! If your main goal is to treat crow’s feet or frown lines, the injections will be administered in the muscles along the side of your eyes or in your forehead. No numbing is necessary, as the injections cause little to no discomfort and are completed within minutes!
Every patient experience is different, but treatment results are typically seen within a few days. And regardless of what you’ve heard, there’s no “frozen face” result to worry about.
Botox in Toledo, Ohio
If you’re interested in receiving Botox to treat your cosmetic concerns, Anders Dermatology in Toledo specializes in admistering this injection—and several others! Check out our monthly specials for more great deals and call our office at 419.473.3257 to schedule your appointment!