Does Botox Work?

Botox is so frequently found in ads and dermatologist offices, so is this mean Botox really works?

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Botox works!

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My patients have had great results with Botox. Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles by causing them to relax and soften. This treatment works by blocking the action of unwanted dynamic wrinkles. Over time, this prevents the wrinkles from becoming deeper creases and therefore more pronounced. Most patients see improvement within several days of the injection.The result will usually last about three to four months at which point the muscle action gradually returns and the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear.
Over time, however, and with repeated injections, the lines and wrinkles will become less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.

Areas treated-
Frown lines between the eyebrows
Crow’s feet (the lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes)
Forehead furrows, the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows
Lip lines (the vertical lines that develop over the lips)
Botox can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis, or severe sweating under the arms.

New York Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Botox Works if Used Correctly

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Botox is a very effective product for the primary use of treating wrinkles in the face.  However, it is not a substitute for a facelift or laser. Moroever, some injectors overly use or promise results in parts other than the face.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Botox will help!

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Botox works on everyone! It is a home run! It works on the wrinkles of the face, especially the glabella, forehead lines, and crow's feet wrinkles around the yes.  I also use alot of Botox in the neck area to soften those deep wrinkles as well.  When injected properly, Botox is amazing.

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Botox works!

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I think "Botulim Toxin A" (Botox/Vistabel/Azzalure/Bocouture) really and effectively  works. In 3 days time after injection botox will be working and lasts from 5-6 months.

It's very usefull in glabella frown lines, forehead frown lines and crow's feet wrinkles. It can be also useful elevating mouth corners and softening platismal bands (neck).

These injections must be done by somebody familiar with the anatomy of the muscles of the face and neck.

With no doubt, make your consultation with a boar certified plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon.

Enrique Etxeberria, MD
Spain Plastic Surgeon

Botox works

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Botox is an excellent treatment for reducing the appearance of lines on the face particularly those lines found between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes (the crows feet). Botox is temporary however in its effects and lasts 3-4 months typically.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Botox and Dysport work well for wrinkles on upper 1/2 of face

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Both Botox and Dysport are the currently medical-grade botulinum toxins approved by the FDA. These work by blunting transmission of nerve signal to the muscles, thereby relaxing the facial muscles responsible for creating dynamic wrinkles on forehead, between eyebrows, and crows feet. Millions of Americans undergo Botox and Dysport injections every year, which speaks for its efficacy and appeal to those who are concerned about these lines on the face.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

20 years of safety and effectiveness with Botox

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Since Botox is prescription product, the FDA would not allow it to be promoted without proof of its effectiveness. Millions of patients have received Botox injections and it is one of the most successful medical products ever made. What it does is relax mucles when injected with precision directly into the muscle. It was first approved for patients with eye muscles out of balance, called strabismus. It also caused relaxation of the muscle that cause crow's feet, and so it was investigated for cosmetic use as well. It was off-label (but legitimate) for cosmetic applications until approved for that purpose in 2002.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Botox works

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Botox purchased directly from the US company realy works. It takes 5 days to start working and lasts from 4-6 months.

It works on frown lines, smile lines and forehead lines , elevate the corner of the mouth. These injections must be done by someone very familiar with the anatomy of the small muscles of the face. SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon


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Botox is a great product that really revolutionized treatment of the upper 1/3 of the face and some other areas as well. It can treat forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, "11" lines in the middle of the forehead to name a few.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

BOTOX works for lots of things

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BOTOX cosmetic works great for lots of cosmetic problems, including: frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, bunny lines, Crow's feet, dimpled chin, reducing a gummy smile, and raising the corners of a drooping mouth. It blocks the communication between nerve endings and muscles, thus reducing dynamic wrinkles. It also has numerous medical therapeutic uses including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraines, Raynaud disease, urinary incontinence, club foot, blepharospasm and the list goes on. It is a very safe and effective treatment in the right hands. Results typically kick in after 5-10 days, and last for 3-6 months (cosmetic uses). My BOTOX patients are consistently very happy with the treatment; it is consistent, safe and very effective in making people look more refreshed, less stressed, and more youthful - no wonder it is by far the most common cosmetic procedure.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

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