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What Experts Say You Should Know About Getting Botox For The First Time

May 21, 2021

Curious about Botox? We asked experts what you need to know. 

Botox, which is often confused with fillers, will not give you full lips or cheeks. Rather, it’ll smooth out lines on your face by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to form.

Strangely enough, it’s produced from the same toxin that causes botulism. So how exactly does this work as a beauty treatment that banishes wrinkles? Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, who specializes in Botox procedures, explained: “The signal from the nerve to the muscle telling it to flex is blocked by Botox, thereby relaxing the muscle and improving lines and wrinkles.”

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