What Everyone Should Know about Botox

5 Facts about Botox

Since the mid 80s, people have been obsessed with the injectables to cheat the aging process, first and foremost Botox. Botox is a purified protein that acts by weakening facial muscles, its onset of action is five days and it will last between three and six months.

In its role as an anti-aging treatment, doctors use Botox to treat two kinds of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Dynamic rhytids, the wrinkles of movement, are only visible when you contract your facial muscles. Static wrinkles are the deep lines that become etched into people’s faces after decades of raising their eyebrows, smiling, and frowning. Initially, Botox is used to treat static dynamic, which over time, will lessen the appearance of static wrinkles.

What you should know about Botox

  1. Botox Trains Your Muscles

After using Botox for years you are training your not to make wrinkle-forming expressions as aggressively. Just being aware of the Botox will gently remind you not to contract the muscles of your forehead.

Simply being aware and avoiding facial expressions of squinting and frowning will limit the appearance of static wrinkles.

  1. Botox Weakens the Muscles

What if you didn’t flex the muscles of your leg for quite a while? Of course, they would get weaker and shrink. Well, Botox does that exact same thing to the muscles of your face, resulting in smaller and weaker muscles that get continuously injected. This has the cosmetic effect of lessening those static lines over time.

And not to worry. There are many muscles that continue to work full-time to allow for normal facial expression.

  1. You May Need Less Botox Over Time

Years of Botox use may mean you will likely need less and less for maintenance over time. The thinner, weaker muscles simply need fewer units of Botox to get the same results.

  1. The Effects Will Last After You Stop

Some people are frightened that their wrinkles will become worse if they should stop using Botox. Actually, the opposite is true; the longer you’ve been using the Botox continuously, the weaker the muscles will become and the fewer lines you will have after you stop the Botox. Long-term Botox have smoother, more vibrant skin.

The Bottom Line
Botox has proven itself to be an aesthetic miracle drug. The side-effects of chronic are aesthetically desirable so keep up! You won’t regret it.

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