What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is successfully used by millions of Americans each year to help minimize the tell-tale lines of aging. The unwanted lines are a result of a combination of many factors – loss of collagen, volume and elasticity loss in the skin, hormone changes, and free radical damage to name a few.
But consistent muscle contractions also play a major role in the development of frown lines, crows feet, upper lip lines, and horizonal forehead lines. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
It can take anywhere from 8-12 days from your initial Botox® treatment to see the affects of your treatment.
How Botox® Works
Botox® Cosmetic is administered by one of the highly trained professional nurses in our Portsmouth, NH About Face cosmetic med spa. It is a simple, non-surgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles that it is intended to treat. It works by relaxing the muscles that help cause unwanted facial lines.