Dr. Buka explains that Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitters that are responsible for stimulating muscle contraction. This action helps prevent wrinkles from forming on the face. Even though Botox can be used to treat existing wrinkles, people will get superior results by using it before wrinkles start to form.
Women and men can use Botox to prevent wrinkles around the eyes, between the brows and forehead. Botox relaxes overactive muscles, thereby preventing deep wrinkles from forming.
Botox is a procedure that can be completed in under 5 minutes. Patients return to normal activities after treatment. When done well, Botox gives impressive results without looking fake or plasticized. My favorite Botox compliment that patients relay back to me is “why do you look so rested and relaxed? Did you go on vacation?” Your co-workers and friends will ideally not be able to tell that you had any work done. The results of Botox can last anywhere from three to four months. However, many patients see results 6 months out.
Both younger and older patients benefit from getting Botox. Younger people will be able to prevent wrinkles by getting Botox early. Older people will be able to treat the wrinkles that they already have.
Botox is a safe, non-invasive alternative to other “lifting” procedures. Most people who have Botox do not experience any complications which makes it an ideal first cosmetic procedure to try. When patients do experience side effects, they are generally mild and include bruising and redness in the treatment area.