The Basics of BOTOX®: What You Should Know

By Dr. Deane on July 13, 2021 under Botox

The Basics of BOTOX®: What You Should Know

Few beauty trends have proved as popular or long-lasting as BOTOX®. This top-rated injectable is effective for both minimizing dynamic facial wrinkles and preventing them. BOTOX is the brand name for a cosmetic neuromodulator that relaxes fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and brows. If you have deep “11” lines just between your brows, or if smiling or laughing causes crow’s feet to appear, BOTOX may be right for you. Countless people in their 30s and beyond use this product to quickly refresh their appearances before major events and to boost their confidence. There are even BOTOX patients in their mid to late 20s who rely on this injectable to prevent wearing of the underlying collagen layer so that movement-related (dynamic) wrinkles are delayed. Here’s what to know about BOTOX and how it can help.

How Does BOTOX Work?

As a powerful, purified neurotoxin, BOTOX relaxes dynamic wrinkles by preventing contractions of select facial muscles. Repeated movements that make up facial expressions gradually disrupt and damage the smooth collage that supports and defines the skin. Once this collagen layer develops stress-related cracks, tiny creases appear in the skin every time the facial muscles are engaged. By targeting the area between the brows, at the corners of the eyes, or across the forehead, Dr. Leland Deane can create a smooth, wrinkle-free look. BOTOX temporarily relaxes treated muscles so that patients can laugh, smile, and frown, without looking aged.

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

The effects of BOTOX injections typically last between three and four months. This makes it the ideal choice for patients hesitant about cosmetic changes that they might not like. If you love how BOTOX makes you look and feel, you can always have your treatment repeated after a few months. If you don’t, the effects of BOTOX will gradually fade away with no noticeable, lasting changes.

Discover the Benefits of BOTOX

BOTOX injections come with very few risks. With a seasoned and knowledgeable injector overseeing your treatment, BOTOX can be skillfully applied so that facial wrinkles are minimized without negatively affecting your natural expressions. Few people are allergic to BOTOX, and long-lasting side effects are extremely rare. Apart from mild swelling and redness across the injection area, there are no noticeable aftereffects. Recovery times for BOTOX are always minimal. In fact, most patients are able to immediately return to their normal activities as soon as their BOTOX treatments are complete.

Is BOTOX Right for You?

BOTOX is one of the best ways to begin exploring your cosmetic goals and boosting your confidence. To meet with Dr. Leland Deane and learn more about our BOTOX treatment options, we invite you to contact our Garden City office by calling or filling out our online form.