How does Botox work?
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It's not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow's feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin's surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow's feet to form over time.
BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles to form.
The effects from Botox will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax. Patients normally schedule their Botox appointments about every three months.
For the crow’s feet area, your injector will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that surrounds the side of the eye. There will be 3-5 injections per eye.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours with the maximum effect visible at 30 days. Most patients will see results within 3-5 days and will see maximum results between days 10 to 14.
How many injections will I receive?
How long will it take me to see results?
What is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.
How long does Botox last?
For the frown lines area, your injector will administer 5-8 injections into 2 muscles in your forehead – 1-2 in the procerus muscle and 4-6 in the corrugator muscles.