How Does Botox Actually Change the Skin?

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, March 10, 2017

This story is adapted from content published on, May 21, 2015. Skin pliability and elasticity was found to improve after treatment with onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) for mild facial wrinkles. The effect of Botox lasted for up to four months, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Human skin has three biomechanical features: Strength; Pliability (the ability to stretch); and Elasticity (the ability to recoil). James P. Bonaparte, MD of the University of Ottawa, and David Ellis, MD of the University of Toronto, both in Canada, sought to get a better handle on the effect of Botox on the skin by studying its effect on 48 women (43 completed the study) treated at a private cosmetic surgery clinic for mild wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes. Read more at Skin Inc. magazine >>