By now, you’ve probably heard about Botox and how it can help smooth away deep forehead lines and wrinkles. 

But how exactly does Botox achieve these results?

If you’ve ever wondered how Botox works, read on to discover how this popular anti-aging injection helps keep your forehead wrinkles at bay.

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How Does Botox Work?

Botox works by using a neurotoxin to essentially “block” the nerve signals within the treated muscles. Instead of responding to those signals, muscles become relaxed; as a result, your treated muscles no longer contract with chronic movements, like furrowing your brow. The overall effect is the skin appearing smoother, leading to a noticeable reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

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Is Botox Bad for You?

Even before its introduction to the market in 1999, Botox has been rigorously tested with multiple studies and clinical trials. As a result, Botox is approved by the FDA for the treatment of forehead lines and wrinkles and crow’s feet

Bonus fact: while being tested in clinical trials, researchers noted that Botox also helped reduce excessive sweating and even reduced the number of migraines chronic sufferers encountered. As a result, Botox can also be used by neurologists as a prescription treatment for migraines and can also be used in some cases to treat hyperhidrosis!

This is all a long way of saying that, if administered by an experienced medical professional, Botox isn’t bad for you. In fact, it can even have some unexpected health bonuses!

Is Botox Right for Me?

Botox is a good choice for you if you have mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines, especially if they’re located on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox results last about three to four months before another treatment is needed.

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Want to learn more about Botox and how it might work for you? Schedule a consultation at The Skin Care Center by requesting an appointment or by calling any of our three offices: Chicago (773) 296-3636, Lake Forest, IL (847) 234-6121 and Glenview, IL (847) 901-0252.