What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment that is used to smooth away certain types of wrinkles in the facial area. The solution contains trace amounts of the botulinum toxin, which effectively relaxes facial muscles. Facial muscle stress leads to the formation of lines and deeper creases. The procedure is quick and relatively painless where results can be seen within three to five days. Botox is one of the most widely used nonsurgical cosmetic procedures today, due to its long track record of safety and success.

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What is Botox for?

Botox is primarily recommended for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles that occur when certain facial expressions are formed. Those creases typically appear in the following areas:

  • Horizontal lines across the forehead
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Frown lines
  • Fine lines in the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Brow lift
  • Other less common locations including thickened lower eyelids, bunny lines of the nose, lip lines, gummy smile, and “orange” peel chin appearance
  • Neck bands and depressed corners of the lip

While these lines first appear only when certain expressions are made, they can become etched into the skin over time. Botox reduces the appearance of those lines by prohibiting the facial muscles from contracting and creating them. Botox can be used to prevent these lines from forming and is available to younger individuals for prevention of facial lines.

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Botox is a quick, efficient way to restore youthful vitality to your appearance. Injections are relatively painless and results can last for many months. Residents in the Minneapolis, MN area can contact us to learn more about this popular procedure.

*Individual results may vary.

 

How do Botox injections work?

Botox injections are a fairly quick procedure that is performed in the office. The area to be treated will be carefully cleaned, with injections made just under the surface of the skin using a very fine needle. Discomfort during the procedure is minimal.

What is recovery like?

After treatment, injection sites may be slightly red and swollen, but these side effects subside on their own within a few hours. Bruising may also occur. Most patients return to regular activities as soon as the procedure is over. Discomfort is minimal and most patients do not require any type of pain medication after treatment.

What can I expect from my Botox results?

Results of Botox injections can be seen in three to five days and improve in the days following the procedure. Most patients will enjoy their Botox results for up to three to four months, before a touch-up treatment is required. Some find that regular Botox sessions allow them to extend the time between treatments without sacrificing their results.