Botox treatments have become one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures in North America. It uses the Botulinum toxin produced by bacteria to temporarily paralyze muscles that cause wrinkles to appear in the skin. It’s delivered via injection to various parts of the face that are prone to wrinkles. Botox injections were initially approved for the upper parts of the face such as the forehead and around the eyes. Only more recently has it been used on lower parts of the face, such as the chin. Does Botox for the chin work? If the skin on your chin is dimpled with a texture resembling an orange peel, Botox may help. To learn more about this treatment, read on.
What Does Botox For The Chin Do?
Chin muscles actually become more active as we age. This can lead to dimpled or indented skin. This can be caused by heredity, exposure to too much sun, tissue loss due to aging, receding of the gums or loss of bone. Botox injections relax the targeted muscles by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that controls muscle movement. The result is a smoothing out of the wrinkles and a temporarily younger looking appearance.
What Is The Procedure For Botox For The Chin?
A Botox treatment of the chin can be done very quickly and requires no general anesthesia or down time. This means you could get it done during your lunch break and be back at work after your appointment. Botox is injected directly into the muscles of your chin. Other than the injection, it’s a relatively painless procedure, but you may feel some numbness or a slight burning sensation as the treatment takes effect. You won’t notice anything immediately after the injection as it usually takes a couple of days for any noticeable outcome. The full effects of the treatment will be fully realized after about a week or 10 days. You can expect the treatment to last for three to six months before the effects of the Botox begin to wear off.