How Do Botox® Injections Work?
During a Botox® treatment, Dr. Langdon or our experienced aesthetic specialist administers the injections. The procedure usually takes only a few minutes.
The process begins with a thorough examination of your facial muscles and skin. Dr. Langdon will identify the areas where Botox® injections will most effectively reduce wrinkles and lines. These typically include forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Your provider will inject the Botox® solution into the targeted muscles using a fine needle. The neurotoxin temporarily blocks the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. As a result, the muscles relax, and the overlying skin smoothes out, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
What to Expect After Botox®
You won’t need any downtime after receiving Botox® injections. It is often called a “lunchtime procedure” since it can be completed within minutes, and many people return to their regular activities immediately afterward. You may experience slight redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection sites, but these usually subside within a few hours or days.
The full effects of Botox® typically appear within one week and last approximately four months. As the neurotoxin wears off, muscle contractions and wrinkles may gradually return, but you can schedule subsequent treatments as needed to maintain your results.