By relaxing the muscles in your face, Botox injections (Botulinum toxin) can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines like crow’s feet and frown lines.
How Is Botox Used?
Botox is most frequently used by medical professionals to minimize facial wrinkles. But receiving a Botox injection can also assist with the following conditions:
- Profound underarm perspiration (hyperhidrosis)
- Cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms
- Eyes that point in different directions (strabismus)
- Recurrent migraine
How Does Botox Function?
Botox prevents the nerves from sending impulses to the muscles. Injected muscle is unable to contract. This causes wrinkles to loosen up and soften.
The most typical areas for Botox treatment are frown lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and forehead wrinkles. Gravity- or sun-induced wrinkles cannot be treated with Botox.
Toxins leave the body three to six months following Botox treatment, at which point muscles start moving again. As a result, problems including migraines and excessive perspiration may recur. You might decide to have more Botox injections to keep the effect. You can get advice from your doctor on how frequently to have Botox treatments.
What Happens If You Stop Botox?
After several years of routine injections, the only effect of stopping Botox treatments is that your wrinkles will resurface, albeit a little more gradually than if you had not been taking Botox. It’s accurate to say that even after stopping, you will continue to seem younger than you would have otherwise.
Who Should Not Get Botox Injections?
Botox is largely risk-free. However, if you have a neuromuscular illness, are pregnant, or are nursing, you shouldn’t receive this treatment.
- Slouchy eyelids (ptosis).
- Weak muscles in the face.
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