How does Botox work?

The Rejuvenate aesthetic specialists offer innovative fillers like Botox, Xeomin®, Juvéderm®, and Kybella® for wrinkle reduction, skin-tightening, and more. Fillers can safely and effectively combat the subtle signs of aging.

Botox is derived from a toxin created by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. When injected into specific muscles in minor, diluted amounts, it weakens the muscles and blocks the signals from your nerves to the muscles. If your muscles can’t contract, your wrinkles soften and relax, smoothing and reducing their appearance.

Botox also treats ailments, such as:

  • Migraines

  • Uncontrolled blinking

  • Lazy eye (amblyopia) or crossed eyes (strabismus)

Botox is a quick in-office treatment that only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. Your Rejuvenate specialist injects Botox with a fine needle. There might be some mild and tolerable discomfort, but most people don’t report any. In many cases, your specialist can treat more than one area at the same time.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

Most men and women are good candidates for Botox. Your Rejuvenate specialist can help you determine if Botox is right for you.

If you’re a suitable candidate for Botox, before your treatment, you must avoid alcohol for a few days and aspirin for a couple of weeks to reduce any possible bruising.

You’re not suitable for Botox if you:

  • Have a neurological disease

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Have certain other medical conditions that could affect treatment

What can I expect after my Botox treatment?

Many people don’t have any side effects following Botox, but you might experience a mild headache that subsides shortly after or mild bruising that resolves within a couple of days. It’s essential you don’t irritate or rub the area for at least 12 hours after your treatment.

It can take anywhere from 3-7 days for you to notice the best results. Results can last up to six months or longer. Gradually, your muscle functioning comes back, and your wrinkles might return to some degree. Additional treatments can help you maintain your desired look.

While wrinkles can return, they’re never as visible as they were before. Botox can provide lasting and, in some cases, permanent wrinkle reduction.

Whether you want to tighten your skin, reduce wrinkles, plump your lips and cheeks, or reduce excess fat under your skin, visit the Rejuvenate specialists. Book online or call today.


Botox® is the revolutionary non-surgical treatment to diminish those unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and much more. The doctors and aesthetic specialists of Rejuvenate Wellness Medspa offer Botox and other dermal fillers for men and women in Fulton, Maryland. Botox can safely and effectively give you a more youthful complexion and smoother, plumper, tighter skin. Learn more and call or click to book your Botox appointment.