Botox is a toxin used to paralyzes the underlying muscles that create the fine lines we call wrinkles. It does this by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles.
Botox works by paralyzing the targeted muscles by preventing the nerve cell signals from reaching those muscles; therefore reducing the muscles contractions. This allows the muscles to relax and become less stiff.
Botox is injected directly into the targeted neuromuscular tissue.
The toxin will usually take effect in about 24 – 72 hours and in rare cases, it can take up to five days.
Botox is generally well tolerated. Million of Botox treatments are administered each year making Botox the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Sometimes it can have side effects like migraines, double vision, and nausea. We recommend a no-cost consultation so that you may review any questions or concerns with the administering Doctor.