What Exactly Does Botox Do?


Lines and wrinkles are a common part of aging but that does not mean we have to live with them if we do not want to. Botox can erase fine lines and wrinkles without painful surgeries or any downtime! It can take care of wrinkles in various areas on the face. If you are ready to get rid of any unwanted wrinkles, at BevelUp in Tampa, FL we can assist!

What Exactly Does Botox Do?

Lines and wrinkles are caused by muscles contracting while making the facial expressions we all make daily. Botox works by reducing the muscle activity underneath the skin that causes wrinkles. Essentially, it is blocking chemical signals that cause the muscles in parts of the face to contract. This is going to smooth away lines and wrinkles, leaving you with younger-looking skin!

Treatable Areas

The Forehead

The forehead region is one of the first areas to show wrinkles and lines. This treatment is going to smooth away mild to even severe forehead lines and leave you with firmer, smoother skin that appears much more youthful.

Between the Brows

The lines and wrinkles between the brows can get pretty deep and severe but those lines and wrinkles are no match for this powerful injectable treatment. Any lines and wrinkles between the brows can be smoothed away easily.

Around the Mouth

"Marionette lines" or other lines and wrinkles around the mouth are another common area of concern for many people. However, this treatment can help. Those lines and wrinkles can be smoothed away in just a single treatment session, leaving you looking much younger.

Other Areas

If you do have other areas of concern, please mention them to our staff so they can let you know if those areas can also benefit from this kind of injectable treatment.

Using the Injectable as a Medical Treatment

As you can see, there are many different options when it comes to treating the effects of aging with Botox. But did you know that the injectable also has some medical benefits? There are several conditions that can be alleviated by using this substance.

Crossed Eyes

Not only can Botulinum toxin treat the area around the eyes, but it can also fix crossed eyes temporarily by relaxing the eye muscles. This can be a great benefit for people who suffer from this condition, especially because they may be ridiculed or discriminated against.


Excessive sweating is a distressing condition that may come with similar consequences as crossed eyes, namely social exclusion and ridicule. But when Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles around the sweat glands, the chemical Acetylcholine can no longer be released, which prevents excessive sweating from happening. That's why many people suffering from this condition benefit from injections into their armpits, hands, or feet.


One in every five women and one in every 15 men suffer from migraines, but a course of treatment involving 31 injections can solve the issue. The Botulinum toxin is inserted into strategic places which prevent the painful condition from reoccurring.

Nerve Pain

Neuropathy can cause significant pain, to the point where it can be debilitating for the patient. It often happens after an illness or injury, when nerves die off in the extremities and send pain signals to the brain as a result. In many cases, an injection can block these signals and relieve the patient's suffering

How Treatment Works

As we have seen, Botox treatment is extremely versatile and can be used in many different circumstances. You may be wondering what your appointment will look like and what you have to consider before deciding to have your injections. Let's examine some common questions that come up in patients who are new to Botulinum toxin injections.

Your Treatment

After your initial consultation, you'll be given a date for your first appointment. This will generally be very quick, as the injections can take as little as 15 minutes to administer. In most cases, you'll have 1-3 injections at a time, but this depends on the type of treatment you need and the size of the area. To make sure that your injection is as pain-free as possible, we may apply a topical numbing cream or some ice before getting started.

The microneedle used will inject a very small quantity of the substance under your skin, which allows the muscle to relax and your wrinkles to disappear. As soon as the injections are complete, you can walk out of your doctor's office and resume your regular activities. This minimally invasive treatment doesn't require any downtime or hospital visits.

After Injections

Although you can go back to your home or workplace right away, there are a few things to consider. It's best not to touch the affected area and to avoid lying down for a few hours afterward. You will also be asked to avoid going to the gym straight away, although you can exercise as normal after 24 hours. 3-5 days after your appointment, you will start to see results, and they should be finalized at the two-week mark.

If you feel that the effect is not quite sufficient, you can come back for a touch-up treatment. It is always better to have too little done than too much, as this is much more easily corrected.

Long-Lasting Effects

Some patients report that the effects of their treatment last for around 6 months, but the majority return for a touch-up treatment 3-4 months after their first appointment. Not only does your individual situation and the type of injection make a difference, but also how well you take care of your skin. To avoid any further issues, it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Why not combine your Botox treatment with a re-vamp of your lifestyle? If you're a smoker getting treatment for smoker's lines, give up the habit to make sure they don't come back quickly. And if your skin is wrinkled because you spend too much time in the sun, seek out more shade and apply plenty of sunscreen. No matter what kind of treatment you have, it will be augmented by living a happy and healthy life.

Regain Your Youthful Features With Ease

No matter whether you're looking for an anti-aging treatment for your face or neck, or you're suffering from a medical condition such as migraines or excessive sweating, Botox could be the solution you've been looking for. The easy and minimally invasive treatment is suitable for a wide range of issues and can help you to regain the smooth and relaxed appearance of your face.

Contact us at Bevel Up in Tampa, FL today to learn more about how the treatment could be applied to your situation.


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