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Performing Facial Exercises After BOTOX Results in Faster Results

Performing Facial Exercises After BOTOX Results in Faster Results

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows the results of a Northwestern Medicine study revealing that facial exercise after BOTOX injections can affect the speed of visual results by about a day. 

The release states that Botox can reduce forehead frown lines and crows' feet wrinkles, giving people a more relaxed and youthful appearance that lasts for several months. But the effects usually take time to be noticable, usually by 3 to 4 days.

According to the press statement, "The results show post-treatment facial exercise after botulinum toxin injections can make wrinkle reduction occur one day sooner."

"Botox binds to receptors on nerve cells to relax muscles, and it is possible that exercise speeds this binding process," said lead study author Dr. Murad Alam, professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine physician. "For patients who need quick results, the exercise may be worth the effort. Patients appreciate having more control over their care."

Read the entire release.