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How Does Botox Work?

Botox may just be the most well-known cosmetic treatment available.  Most of us know that Botox can get rid of wrinkles and help us to stay looking young, but not everyone understands how Botox works.  So, how does Botox work?  NYC dermatologist for Botox Dr. Eric Schweiger explains, "Botox is a purified protein, which is injected directly into the overactive muscles of the face.  As a result, the specific neurotransmitter that causes muscle contraction is blocked, which prevents overactivity of the affected muscles.  This means that those deep wrinkles that form from squinting repeatedly or frowning with the muscles between your brows are softened, since the muscles that form them are no longer overactive." Botox can be used both to prevent permanent wrinkles from forming on the face and to get rid of muscles that have already formed.  The treatment itself takes only a few minutes and has no downtime.  In fact, you look exactly the same when you leave the office as you did when you walked in (which is why Botox is a great lunchtime treatment!)  The effect of Botox begins to set in within 7-10 days, and the wrinkle reducing benefits last for 3-4 months after a single treatment. Click here to learn more about how Botox works.
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