Botox is a household name and the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment around. But even as much as you think you know about Botox, you may still have questions about how it works and how effective it truly is. Read on for frequently asked questions about Botox.
What is it?
The top-selling treatment of its kind and approved for use in 95 countries, Botox Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved treatment in the United States that temporarily prevents the formation of wrinkles and lines in the upper third of your face, namely forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet around the eyes.
How does Botox work?
Botox injections successfully treat dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that form in the skin above a contracting muscle. These contractions occur when you smile, laugh, squint or raise your eyebrows. Botox temporarily stops the muscles from contracting, which greatly improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles and often smooths them out entirely.
Will my face look like I’ve had work done?
Many people worry about how cosmetic treatments may affect their appearance. You can bank on Botox delivering subtle results so you look like yourself, but with fewer wrinkles. No one will know that you had any work done, unless you tell them you did. And don’t be surprised if people ask you for your secrets to looking so youthful.
At what age can I begin Botox treatment?
There’s no firm age as to when Botox is appropriate. The severity of your lines and wrinkles is what will determine whether Botox is right for you. Sometimes patients in their 20s and 30s can benefit, while other patients in their 40s and older may benefit because their lines may be less noticeable. Aging, environmental factors and genetics will all factor into the formation of your lines and wrinkles.