Over the course of a lifetime, repetitive facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, laughing, and squinting can lead to entrenched dynamic lines that can make you look older than you feel. BOTOX®, a leading neuromodulator, can be used to smooth the skin and restore a youthful, relaxed countenance. Dr. Shuster has performed thousands of BOTOX® injections for patients throughout South Florida. This simple, convenient treatment can be performed without discomfort or downtime, making it among Dr. Shuster’s most sought-after anti-aging solutions.
How Exactly Does BOTOX Work?
In a very precise manner, BOTOX temporarily weakens the underlying muscles that are causing wrinkles to form. Typically, when you frown or raise your eyebrows, your nerves send out a neurotransmitter that binds to receptors in your muscles and tells them to contract. BOTOX works by blocking the signal of acetylcholine from the nerves to the muscles, thereby causing the muscles to relax and the appearance of wrinkles to soften.