Botox is administered as a small injection directly into the problem areas on the face. A fine needle is used, and no anesthesia is required. It works by blocking the nerves so muscles cannot contract. If the muscles don’t contract, wrinkles don’t form. Regular Botox injections can even prevent permanent wrinkles from forming.
Once Botox is injected, it starts working right away. Results should be visible within a week. Botox should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Botox is most effective on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movements. Common areas treated with Botox include worry lines in the forehead, lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and smile lines. Many patients choose to repeat the procedure four to six months later, as the effects start to wear off. Over time, the areas treated with Botox may have fewer wrinkles because the muscles relax on their own. Be sure to consult with Dr. Zizmor for specific information that would address your needs.