Extrinsic factors are the contributing conditions outside of your genetics that intensify the aging process. The greatest extrinsic factor is sun and artificial tanning exposure. Other extrinsic factors include smoking, facial expressions, and the position of your face on your pillow while you sleep.
Your doctor will inject Botox into a few places in the muscles between the brows. Botox administration is a very short in-office procedure, lasting about only 10 minutes. Many men and women choose to schedule Botox appointments during their lunch hours.
No downtime is required following Botox injections. You can return to your regular activities. Your doctor will provide you with specific after care instructions.
How Botox Works
Botox works to block nerve signals to the injected muscles, which reduces the muscle movements that cause frown line wrinkles.
Continuing Botox Treatment
Regular treatment schedules with Botox Cosmetics can help maintain your new, more youthful appearance. Botox injections can be received every 3 to 4 months. If treatment is discontinued, the moderate to severe frown lines will return between the eyebrows and appear as they did before Botox Cosmetic treatment.
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