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How Does Botox Actually Work to Enhance Appearances?

Published on October 3, 2014

You hear a lot of talk about Botox online and in the news, but you might not know what Botox really is or the benefits it has for you. Botox essentially freezes the skin to make it look younger and healthier. If you’re considering seeing a dermatologist, make sure you know a little more about this treatment.

Getting to know Botox Injections before your NYC appointment

Botox is safe to use on the face and other places on your body. The most common injection spot is right above your eyebrows or on your forehead. Wrinkles and fine lines on your face can make you look years older and change the way you feel about your body as well. Dermatologists can inject Botox anywhere you have wrinkles and fine lines that you want to eliminate.

What does Botox do?

Botox paralyzes the face, which freezes the tissues underneath the skin. This causes the surrounding tissue to plump up and make the skin look tighter. One injection can take years off your age and make you feel more confident as well.

How long will my NYC Botox injection last?

Botox generally lasts for up to six months. You’ll notice instant results right after leaving the office. Your skin should look tighter and feel smoother to the touch. Some men and women find that the results last for around four months, while others can see benefits for longer than six months. Once the Botox wears off, you’ll often notice a drastic reduction in the wrinkles and lines that you saw before, and you can make an appointment for a new injection.

Unlike other cosmetic treatments designed to erase the signs of aging, Botox injections usually do not involve a long recovery process. It takes less than 10 minutes for the dermatologist to inject the product into your skin, and you can usually leave the office a few minutes after finishing the injection. Botox is so safe and painless that most patients have no problems going back to work or resuming their normal activities immediately after finishing their appointment.