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Ask the Doc? Why Does Botox Go Away?
By contactus@wakeforestfacialplastics.com
July 19, 2016
Category: face fillers
Tags: Botox  


Why does BOTOX® go away?



Most people love how BOTOX ® works to decrease or eliminate lines on their faces and wish it would last longer. Unfortunately, BOTOX® is a temporary medicine used to paralyze muscles that lasts 3-4 months for most people. It works by being taken up into the end of nerves and blocking special “docking” proteins. By blocking these docking proteins, the neuro-transmitter acetylcholine isn’t able to be released to stimulate the surrounding muscle. Over time, nerve terminals begin a process called sprouting which allows nerve endings to once again stimulate the surrounding muscle. It is also thought that the original nerve ending becomes functional once again. As result, you will begin to see lines on your face as result of functional muscles.

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Jordan L. Wallin, MD