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Longer-Lasting Botox Injections Mean Less Trips to the Clinic

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One of the drawbacks of Botulinum Toxin (BTx) is the need for repeated injections. However, studies on a new formulation indicate that it may have longer-lasting effects, requiring fewer injections and trips to the doctor’s office.

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and age-related lines or wrinkles become more visible. The skin also becomes thinner, making soft tissue structures like the facial muscles more visible.To address this, many visit the dermatologist or plastic surgeon for Botulinum Toxin (BTx) injections, one of the most common aesthetic procedures throughout the world. Since the early 2000s, BTx has proven to be an effective means of smoothening out age-related lines in the face and it’s quick, convenient administration in doctor’s offices and clinics has only enhanced its popularity.

BTx is a nerve poison (neurotoxin) that paralyzes muscle by interfering with the nerve cell’s ability to induce muscle contraction. BTx prevents the release of acetylcholine, a neurotran…