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How Long Do You Need to Use Botox?

If you stop the contracting muscles, the lack of movement prevents wrinkles on the skin above, this is one way Botox stops the skin from wrinkling. Botulinum toxins specifically work by inhibiting (blocking) nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract, the muscles then stop moving. Wrinkles on the skin caused by contraction of the underlying muscles soften while the muscles remain relaxed and cannot contract.

The nerves that are affected by the treatment of botulinum toxin must then sprout again and 'reconnect' to the muscles so that the muscles begin to contract again; this can take around 3 months to occur. During this time the muscle that was previously stimulated by the nerve stops contracting and naturally shrinks. Visit and get to know more about botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin is usually used to soften lines, wrinkles are a common area to be treated, wrinkles give you a distinctive line between eyebrows. Botox in the wrinkled area stops you from frowning, but being unable to frown for several months can be long enough to stop the habit of frowning so the client can frown less even after Botox has faded. Also, if you don't use muscles that naturally shrink, it's like the opposite of body formation.

A good example of this is if when you break your arm put in a cast for several months, the purpose of the cast is to stop the arm from moving. When the cast is released, your muscles in the arm will be much smaller than on the other side.

Experience shows that if you receive Botulinum toxin injections regularly for at least 2 years or more, you may need less Botox to get the same effect or you can take longer between treatments. You may even arrive at a stage where you may not even need further treatment, because the muscles have shrunk, and you may have lost the habit of making that expression.