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What Happens To Botox When It Wears Off


What Happens To Botox When It Wears Off


Where Does Botox Go When it Wears Off & Other Common Questions

Getting a Botox injection can be a cosmetic procedure or can be done to treat some medical conditions. While Botox injections have become more popular, many wonder about the procedure itself. Is Botox® safe? How does Botox work? Where does Botox go when it wears off? These are good questions. After all, Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin. Encore Medical Rejuvenation is here to help answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure. 

Having a botulinum toxin injection has minimal side effects with fantastic results. Most individuals will see wrinkles and fine lines dramatically improve, and results typically last for 3 to 4 months.  When using Botox cosmetic applications, most individuals choose to target the areas around the eyes and forehead as these areas are typically the most affected by age and studies have shown a high level of effectiveness when targeting these areas. Here we will address the most common questions we receive and explain possibly the most frequently asked question: Where does Botox go when it wears off?

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How Does a Botox Injection work?

Botox is actually created from the botulinum toxin. This toxin in high amounts can be dangerous, but when used medicinally in very small amounts, it has become a miracle drug used to treat a variety of ailments and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Botox injection procedure typically takes less than 45 minutes to complete in the office, and following the procedure, patients have very little to no needed downtime. 

Botox works by interfering with the communication channels between the site where it has been injected and the brain. This essentially temporarily paralyzes the area, causing it to smooth out and relax.

Where Does Botox Go When it Wears Off?

Probably one of the greatest things about Botox is that the body can break it down naturally with no side effects for most individuals, all with no decreased effects over time. Additionally, as clients continue to use Botox, there is no evidence that treatments become any less effective. In fact, most clients return on schedule whenever they are due because the injection is so simple and effective.

As the toxin begins to wear off, the body breaks it down into an amino acid. This will then  absorb into the bloodstream and is released via the kidneys. It is important to note that Botox is not able to move from the area where it has been injected until it has turned into the amino acid and is ready to leave the body.  

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What are Typical Uses for Botulinum Toxin Injections, Also Known As Botox?

While many use Botox cosmetically, it can also be used medicinally.  

  • It can be used to treat chronic migraine symptoms or prevent migraine symptoms completely.  
  • Treat Overactive Bladder
  • Treat cervical dystonia
  • Lessen or completely stop excessive sweating, such as severe underarm sweating.
  • Treat neck pain

Commonly, however, it is used to target facial wrinkles and fine lines. Most patients do not have side effects except for possible slight discomfort at the injection site. Tell your doctor if you have existing nerve disorders or if you experience serious symptoms such as difficult beating, which is incredibly rare. The risks of such a drug are few according to clinical trials, and most clients return again and again, raving about Botox treatment results.

Call Encore Medical Rejuvenation to schedule your Botox® consultation or get started today. Botox has been proven to be safe, and when it wears off, the body is able to completely remove it from the body with no lasting effects. Whether for medical purposes or cosmetic, we are here to help!