How does BOTOX® work?*
Wrinkles form all over your face as a result of general aging and the loss of collagen and elastin in your skin. However, wrinkles between your eyebrows on your forehead are also the result of years of muscle contraction. Every time you squint, frown, or otherwise furrow your brow, the muscles in that area contract and cause deep folds over time. BOTOX® works by blocking the nerve impulses for those muscles, which prevents lines and wrinkles from forming.
How is the injection performed?*
The injection process typically takes only about ten minutes and is an inpatient procedure. Your health care specialist might give you an anesthetic cream or cooling gel in order to numb the area first. The BOTOX® injection will be administered directly into your muscles.
How can I prepare?*
You should carefully follow any instructions provided by your health care specialist. You might need to avoid certain medications and remove any makeup prior to the injection. You should also share any allergic reactions that you are aware of.
What can I expect after my injection?*
You might experience brief discomfort at the time of the injection. Side effects can include swelling, redness, pain, and tenderness at the injection site. Talk to your doctor about any side effects, especially those like headache, neck pain, eye problems, or allergic reactions.
You will likely see improvement within days and many patients continue seeing positive changes for up to 30 days following the injection. The lines and folds on your forehead will gradually return to their normal state if you do not get any more BOTOX® injections.
Before and After!