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What is Botox® Made of?

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Are you tired of forehead lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you actually are?

Do you have frown lines that constantly make you look like you’re deep in concentration, or worst, in a bad mood – even when you’re not?

In those cases, Botox® may be the anti-aging answer you’ve been looking for. Botox® contains a special neurotoxin that works to dull the signals between the brain and the nerve endings at the injection site. 

Want to know more? Let’s take a closer look at what Botox® is made of, how it works, and if it’s the right choice for you.

*Individual results may vary

What is Botox® Made of?

Botox® contains botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring compound that blocks the brain’s signals to nerve endings in treated muscles (like the glabellar muscles). This blocking action helps your muscles relax and stop engaging in constant micro-movements that can exacerbate the appearance of forehead lines and wrinkles.

Once those muscles have relaxed, the skin above the muscles appear softer and smoother, which helps fade frown lines, forehead lines, and more.

Understandably, when most people see the term “neurotoxin,” they might get a little nervous about what Botox® is made of. But botulinum toxin is a safe compound that’s been approved by the FDA as an anti-wrinkle treatment. 

There can be minor side effects (including redness, swelling, and numbness at the injection site), but for the most part, Botox® is a safe and effective choice for candidates who want to fade forehead lines.


How Does Botox® Work?

Once Botox® is injected into the desired treatment site, the neurotoxin gets to work blocking the brain’s signals directly to the forehead muscles. This effect creates an almost-immediate improvement in:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • And more!

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox® Injections?

You’re a good candidate for Botox® injections if you have moderate forehead lines or frown lines. You may also see significant improvement of crow’s feet with regular Botox® injections.

All Botox® candidates should be healthy individuals who have realistic expectations for their treatment outcomes.


*individual results may vary


Take the Next Step 

Schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Botox Specialists at Twin Ports Dermatology in  Duluth, MN. You can also call our office directly to schedule – (218) 302-1000.

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