Facial exercise accelerates Botox results

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, November 26, 2018

Patients often come in to the clinic very close to the day of an important social event, seeking Botox injections. In such cases, doing simple facial exercises can accelerate results by helping the toxin bind to the nerve cell receptors sooner to relax muscles, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in October.

This is the first time the effect of facial exercises has been rigorously studied for the Botox effect, and Murad Alam, M.D., a physician and professor of dermatology at Northwestern Medicine pursued this research because he found that while conventional wisdom advised doing exercises, in recent years, it fell out of favor because many doctors didn’t think it made much of a difference. He wanted to see if it would actually help speed up the effect, especially to help those who wait until the last minute to get the treatment, so they didn’t worry whether it would start acting in time.
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