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Botox Basics

If you’re considering Botox near San Jose, you may be wondering what Botox is, and why it is an effective skin care treatment. Botox injections contain a very small, safe amount of the botulinum toxin, which temporarily freezes muscles. If you are unhappy with frown lines, crow’s feet, or forehead wrinkles, Botox is a temporary but effective anti-aging skin care treatment.

A medical professional will inject Botox directly into the muscle that is responsible for creating the offending facial wrinkle. Once the Botox takes effect, the muscle will be temporarily paralyzed, and will thus be unable to cause a wrinkle, crease, or fold in your face. Botox injections only take fifteen to twenty minutes to administer, and the effects can last up to four months.

Many medical professionals recommend that you combine Botox with photofacials, IPL treatments, dermal fillers, and other skin tightening skin care procedures for maximum results. Once you begin to notice that the effects of your Botox injection are wearing off, you can simply schedule another injection with your medical professional and continue with skin tightening treatments. (*Individual results may vary)

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