Why are so many millennials getting Botox? What is all the hype about with these neuromodulators? The most popular, commercialized brand is Botulinum toxin type A. When injected, it paralyzes the muscle, thus reducing muscle movement, and it decreases the appearance of wrinkles. The popular areas to inject, which are FDA approved, are the glabella complex (the dreaded frown line), forehead furrows, and crow’s feet. The benefits of paralyzing these muscles include maintenance and prevention. Since the muscle aren’t being overused when you’re talking, smiling, and making many other facial expressions, the wrinkles don’t get deeper. Although it doesn’t make static rhytids disappear (wrinkles at rest), it does help soften them. So maybe these young millennials are on to something . . . Results can last up to 3-6 months and can help you look and feel your best.

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