Common dynamic wrinkles include crow's feet around your eyes and lines on your forehead. Botox uses various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze or relax muscle activity and is a good option for dynamic wrinkles. It can smooth out wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
How long does Botox last for wrinkles?
Eventually, the action of the neurotoxin will wear off and the nerves will again be able to send those signals to the muscles to start working or contracting. In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which in lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range.
Can Botox get rid of wrinkles permanently?
Unfortunately, Botox is not permanent. Typically a BOTOX treatment lasts for about three months. But, it can last up to six months for some people.
Does Botox actually stop wrinkles?
Botox can help temporarily prevent wrinkles by “freezing” the muscles that control certain expressions. Being anti-Botox is easy in your 20s, but that could also lead to misinformation.
Where does Botox go when it wears off?
The neurotoxin protein in Botox blocks neurotransmitters from engaging with your facial muscles. Over time, the Botox components are broken down into harmless particles called amino acids. The broken-down components are excreted from the kidneys as waste, or they're used in other proteins.
Will my wrinkles go away with Botox?
Yes and no. This all depends on how deep they are. If you have finer lines and you are looking to avoid creating new ones and making them deeper, they may smooth out so that they are virtually undetectable. However, if your lines are slightly deeper, they will improve, but are unlikely to disappear completely.