How Does BOTOX® Work?

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Unlike Juvéderm and other injectable fillers, which smooth away wrinkles by adding volume to your skin, BOTOX® works by blocking acetylcholine – a chemical trigger that makes your facial muscles contract. These muscle contractions are responsible for the formation of fine lines and wrinkles in your face. By blocking the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract, BOTOX® allows them to relax, resulting in a drastic reduction of deep-set, dynamic wrinkles.

BOTOX® is most commonly used to target:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Brow lines

BOTOX® treatment involves a series of small injections that most patients find mild and easy to tolerate. In fact, the average BOTOX® procedure only takes 15 minutes to complete. The simplicity and effectiveness of BOTOX® have made it the single most popular wrinkle reduction treatment nationwide.

If you live in New York and have further questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule your consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.