Botox Benefits: Why Should I get Botox Cosmetic?

I'm a bit unclear about botox benefits.  does it give you immediate results for wrinkles?

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Botox is a powerful drug

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Botox relaxes muscles and thus reduces wrinkles in the face. Botox also stops excessive sweating.  Other medical uses are treatments of spasticity or pain.

Mainz Dermatologic Surgeon

Botox and wrinkles

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Botox is a great product when injected by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.    It usually takes 4 days to see the results.  Results can last 3 to 9 months, depending on the patient.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Botox Benefits

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Botox Cosmetic is a very flexible product.  The primary benefit of Botox is to relax muscles in especially between the brows, crow's feet, and forehead.  It is also used to treat excessive sweating.  Botox also can work for pain (such as migraine headaches) and spacticity.

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

Botox can prevent wrinkles from forming

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The benefit of Botox is that it works on everyone within days.  Botox works by weakening the muscles that form the wrinkles.  Botox, when injected by a skilled injector, should make you look rested and beautiful.  You should not look "frozen" or overdone.  You should look better and people should be unsure why you look so good!

Why use Botox?

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If you are concerned about frown lines caused by muscle contraction, Botox will inhibit the contraction and thereby create a more relaxed appearance. This will reduce visible facial wrinkling which, in turn, produces a more youthful look. It is an excellent first step in facial rejuvenation and its use can delay the need for facial cosmetic surgery, make you look better for that special occasion or make you approach that job interview with more confidence.

Are the effects of Botox immediate?

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  Botox begins to work 3-5 days after it is injected.  it does not work for all wrinkles--only it is effective for the dynamic wrinkles which are caused by contraction of the underlying facial muscles.

Lawrence Kass, MD
Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 140 reviews

Botox Benefits

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BOTOX is an injectable solution of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces muscle activity. When injected between the brows, forehead, crows feet, and/or around the neckline, BOTOX relaxes the frown lines, and wrinkles disappear.

Although BOTOX is derived from the same bacteria which cause botulism, the concentration is far too low to be at all risky. A case of botulism would require an enormously greater exposure to the bacteria.

Most BOTOX treatments take about 10 minutes and involve only a few tiny injections. Within a day or two after the injections, you’ll find a noticeable difference. Your frown lines will be severely reduced. Your forehead will be smoother and healthier-looking. You’ll appear less “stressed.”

The effects of BOTOX last about four months. They improve moderate to severe frown lines.

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Botox can relax your wrinkles

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Clostridium botulinum bacterium, most popularly known as Botox, is a purified protein that is used to ease the look of wrinkles in the face.  It is nonsurgical and physician administered aesthetic treatment to improve both  shallow and deep frown lines on the forehead.  People as young as 18 are eligible for treatment.  Small doses of Botox are injected into the underlying muscles to minimize the appearance of wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses that provoke wrinkle-causing muscle contractions.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

The Greatest Benefit of Botox is Prevention of Wrinkles

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I love Botox as a way to prevent dynamic wrinkles before they start. It is normal for all us to use various expressions such as frowning, raising our eyebrows to emphasize a point. These are subconscious actions that eventually crease the skin from repeated movement. If you can temporarily block those muscles, you can actually prevent those forehead/frown lines and crows feet. Once those lines are there at rest, you have to do more aggressive procedures like peels or resurfacing lasers to erase them. I first started botox on myself when I was 29 when it was first available for cosmetic use and I will be 43 soon.

Grace Liu, MD
Newport Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Botox works for expression-related lines, not just any line.

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The benefits of Botox follow the function of Botox. It works by weakening the muscles near the injection area, to prevent the skin from being creased with expressions. The amount used will determine whether a line is "softened" or a face is "frozen". Skill and artistic attention to detail separate the average Botox provider from the ones who can properly modify a treatment for any given patient, even those with slight natural asymmetry or particular detail concerns.

Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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