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What is Botox

Botox® is one of the world’s most popular and versatile injectable treatments. Not to mention, it’s one of our most popular. But what is it?

Throughout the years, there have been countless trends surrounding this versatile treatment. From tightening the face and limiting movement to preventative “Baby Botox,” the goals have been vast and varied. However, our goals are simple: Improve your overall health and quality of life and help you achieve your desired look.

Botox is the brand name for a type of botulinum toxin, but don’t let that word scare you. When injected properly, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s like giving the muscles of your face a much-deserved rest.

How it Works

First, we need to know where wrinkles and fine lines come from. They go deeper than just the surface of our skin. It’s our facial muscles that allow us to smile and frown, close our eyes, furrow our brow—Everything, really. When these muscles contract, they pull on the skin directly above them. Over time, the skin becomes stretched and worn.

Botox works by blocking the communication between your muscles and nerves. It binds to those nerve endings and blocks their signals, allowing the muscle and skin time to rest. This is what smooths out wrinkles and fine lines caused by repetitive facial movements. On top of that, it prevents new ones from forming.

Botox at Modern Aesthetic

At Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, improving your overall health and quality of life is our goal. We do this by listening to your concerns, analyzing your unique facial muscle structure, and developing the optimal treatment plan. You’re the biggest part of this. The most important.

One of our highly skilled expert injectors is ready to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and empower you to achieve your desired look. In addition, we offer much more than Botox alone. We also offer Daxxify, Xeomin, and Dysport.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Botox last?

The results of Botox typically last 3-4 months, and retreatment is needed to maintain those results.

Should I move my face after Botox?

We generally recommend patients avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after treatment, but moving your face like normal is perfectly fine.

Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?

No, Botox will not make you look older after it wears off. Your face will simply return to what it looked like before Botox.

Does Botox make you shiny?

Many patients report a botox glow

Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?

Yes, Botox can be very effective at reducing the appearance of under-eye wrinkles.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by temporarily stopping specific facial muscles from contracting and creating fine lines and wrinkles. By preventing these muscle contractions, the wrinkles will smooth out.

How much time does a Botox treatment session take?

How long your Botox treatment takes depends on the number of injections you need to achieve the results you're looking for. It typically takes 10-20 minutes.

How many Botox injections will I need?

The number of injections you’ll need depends on the results you’re looking for. Typically, most patients receive 20 to 50 units per facial muscle.

When will I see the results of Botox?

The results of Botox take about 10-14 days to fully show up.

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