Will Botox Freeze My Face? Your Most Important Questions about Botox

Botox has become a household name over the past decade, and for good reason. It is the most trusted and time-tested wrinkle reducer on the market! From your favorite celebrities to your yoga instructor, plenty of people you know are already using Botox to reduce signs of wrinkles and aging on the face. But thanks to the natural and subtle effects of Botox, you may not even realize that their youthful appearance is the result of an injection, not winning the genetic lottery.

How Does Botox Work?

It’s virtually impossible to make it through a day without showing some type of emotion on your face, whether you’re smiling, cringing, or frowning. Your skin stretches and contracts every time you make an expression, but as you get older your skin is less capable of “bouncing back” from those expressions. This is why many of your wrinkles are most noticeable on your forehead or in between your brows.

Botox is injected directly into the specific muscles that cause the formation of wrinkles. Its purified protein relaxes those muscles by blocking the signals that control the contraction. Within a week of your treatment, you will notice that your wrinkles begin to fade away because your muscles can no longer make the repeated movements that cause the wrinkles to become embedded in your skin.

Will Botox Freeze My Face?

No, no, and no! The myth that Botox will make your face look frozen and devoid of expression is false. As long as it is applied appropriately by an expert, Botox will wipe away your bothersome wrinkles while allowing you to maintain normal expression functions. The lines on your forehead will smooth away, the crow’s feet around your eyes will disappear, but you’ll still be able to scowl, smile, and everything in between.

What is Treatment Like, and How Long Does Botox Last?

Your Botox procedure will only take about ten minutes! There is zero recovery time required, so you can return to your normal activities immediately. You’ll notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines after a few days, and results will continue to improve over the next two weeks.

You can expect your results to last about three to four months. After that time, you can easily call Dr. Hermann at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in Tampa, Florida to schedule a follow-up treatment. Dr. Hermann is a renowned Botox injector who knows exactly how to use Botox to restore your youthfulness and vibrancy. Call (727) 278-3992 to make your appointment today.