What is Botox?

After they’re injected with Botox, facial muscles relax and smooth themselves out while the drug is active. You’ll start to notice the results about three days after your procedure, and the results last roughly three months or more.You’ve likely heard of Botox from friends, family, or coworkers who swear by it. Botox is an injectable drug that temporarily paralyzes the muscles in your face. These muscles are responsible for the formation of wrinkles and lines on your face, becoming deeper and more noticeable with each passing year.

The active ingredient in Botox is called botulinum toxin. In nature, it’s highly toxic and can leave you paralyzed. However, it’s perfectly safe when administered in its injectable form by a licensed professional.

How can Botox improve my appearance?

You can get Botox injections to improve the appearance of many common signs of aging, including:

  • Crow’s-feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Creases under your eyes
  • Neck bands
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Pebble chin

Botox can also be used to treat conditions like migraines or excessive underarm sweating. Your doctor at PureMD can give you a full list of uses for Botox at your consultation and answer any questions you have about the treatment.

Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year. ... Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles. People also use Botox to treat excessive sweating, migraines.

Does it hurt ? 

Not really a tin pinprick 

How often do I need Botox 

every 3 months 

What are some alternatives to Botox?

PureMD offers other injectables that achieve similar results to Botox, including:


Juvederm Ultra is an injectable treatment that specifically targets lines around your nose and mouth. Rather than paralyzing your muscles like Botox, it temporarily fills your lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the area.

Juvederm Voluma

One of the most glaring signs of aging is a gradual loss of volume in your face. Juvederm Voluma is injected in your face to give you fuller cheeks and give your cheekbones a lifted appearance.

Juvederm Vollure

Juvederm Vollure specifically targets and fills in the lines on the sides of your mouth and chin, called marionette lines.


Bellafill is an injectable drug that stimulates your skin’s production of collagen. This means that the results last longer than other injectables because your body is doing most of the work. It can be used to improve lines and wrinkles and reduce the appearance of scars.

Losing your wrinkles makes you look young, and in turn, feel more confident. To explore your options for Botox and other injectables, call PureMD or book an appointment online today.

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