Know the Benefits of Botox

How Botox works

Before getting into the benefits of Botox, it’s important to understand how it works. Drs. Levinskaya and Ali-Pennock inject tiny amounts of Botox into precise points on your face, targeting a specific muscle under your skin, which blocks nerve activity to prevent your muscle from contracting. The reduced muscle activity smooths out the skin and diminishes the appearance of your fine lines. Botox only affects the nerve responsible for muscle movement; it doesn’t cause your face to lose feeling.  

Fast and easy

One of the reasons so many people choose Botox over other forms of cosmetic treatment is because it’s quick and easy. It takes about 15 minutes for the cosmetic experts at Primary Medical Associates of Long Island to inject Botox into the right areas on your face to smooth out lines and wrinkles. The number of injections you need depends on the areas being treated. You can schedule Botox during your lunch break. It’s that easy. And there’s no downtime, so you can go right back to your usual routine immediately following treatment.

Instant facelift

Because there’s no downtime, there’s no real recovery time. You’ll notice the effects of the Botox within two or three days, and the results last for up to four months. Once you start getting Botox injections regularly, treatment lasts longer.

Botox injections are FDA approved to specifically treat:

Prevent formation of wrinkles

Regular Botox injections may help prevent the formation of wrinkles. Limiting the movement of your muscle under the skin to prevent the folding may help stop the formation of those lines. However, it’s important to note, that Botox can’t stop the aging process. Wrinkles occur due to a decrease in collagen production, which is a protein responsible for your skin’s supple and pliable appearance. To enhance the effects of your Botox, protect your skin from aging by using sunblock daily and covering up with a hat and sunglasses when you’re out in the sun for a long period of time.

Treatment for migraines

Botox is more than a cosmetic treatment, it’s also used to help reduce migraine headaches. If you have more than 15 migraine headaches a month, Dr. Levinskaya or Dr. Ali-Pennock may suggest Botox injections as a treatment option. The injections relax the muscles in your head and neck to help reduce the number of migraines you get in a month. The results last up to 12 weeks. Regular injections are recommended to keep the migraines away.

Other medical uses

Botox injections are also used to treat other medical issues, including:

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