How does BOTOX work?
Facial expressions, whether a smile or a squint, or a frown, furrowed brow, or eyebrows raised in surprise, are all caused by the contraction of underlying facial muscles. Every day, these underlying muscles contract over and over again as you yawn, eat, laugh, and generally express yourself. As we get older, our skin starts to become thinner, and the contractions of the muscles begin to cause wrinkles to form.
BOTOX is injected into these wrinkle-causing muscles to reverse this effect. BOTOX is made from a safe, low dose of the purified protein botulinum toxin. In this form, botulinum toxin forces the key muscles to relax temporarily. This smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines, achieving a more youthful-looking, refreshed appearance.
When used as a preventative treatment to ward off the signs of age before they begin to appear, BOTOX works in the same way. The muscles do not continually contract, over and over again, through the years, and this ensures that fewer wrinkles form and you remain looking younger for longer.