How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an injectable made from the botulinum toxin. This is cosmetically used to address the signs of aging, like wrinkles and frown lines. Botox is injected under the skin in the area where there are visible wrinkling. The injection would help to smoothen out any irregularities.
How It Works?
Botox is injected by a doctor, who injects it in the facial muscles in the portion where there are wrinkles. An anesthetic cream may be applied to minimize the pain of the injection. Depending on the extent of wrinkles or other signs of aging, more than one injection may be required.
The injection works at the nerve level. Botulinum is a poison, but at the dosage in which it is injected, it is harmless and able to work on the nerves controlling muscles. Once Botox is injected, it targets the nerves by blocking signals from the nerves that control the facial muscles.
As a result, the muscles relax. This allows the skin to smoothen, thereby ensuring that the wrinkles go away. This process would take a few days to complete, with the full effect seen within a week.
It must be noted that the effects of Botox would last for around six to nine months, after which the muscles can contract again causing wrinkles. Follow-up doses of Botox every six or nine months would help in ensuring that wrinkles, fine lines, and other such lines that mar the facial appearance can be removed.