Botox Q&A: We Answer All Your Questions

Medical practitioners have been using Botox for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. Since being invented in 1987, Botox has become the most popular treatment in the United States to prevent or treat lines and wrinkles caused by movement of facial muscles.

It’s been the most commonly requested treatment at SKIN 101 Medspa for several years now, because it creates great results. If you are a little wary or don’t know if Botox is right for you, here are the answers to some of the most common questions that people ask.

Q. What exactly is Botox?

A. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines. Q. How does Botox work?

A. A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.

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Q. Do Botox injections hurt?

A. Pain is minimal, the needle used for injections is very fine and the inje