What is Botox?
Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium from which Botox is derived, is found in many natural settings, including soil, lakes, and forests.
The bacterium can also be found in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish and in the gills and organs of crabs and other shellfish. Such naturally occurring instances of Clostridium botulinum bacteria and spores are generally harmless. Problems only arise when the spores transform into vegetative cells and the cell population increases. At a certain point, the bacteria begin producing botulinum toxin, the deadly neurotoxin responsible for botulism.
Neurotoxins target the nervous system, disrupting the signaling processes that allow neurons to communicate effectively.
Botulinum toxin has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic protein.
Botulinum toxin is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
If you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, the FDA recommends that you talk to your doctor before starting Botox.
Go easy. Ask your doctor for a more natural, expressive look. Your doctor can adjust the dose accordingly.
Legally, because Botox is prescription only a doctor must prescribe it. However, once the prescription has been handed over, there is very little in the way of rules with regards to who can then administer the injection. We believe that Botox can be extremely dangerous when it is not administered by a trained and experienced professional,
Deciding on Botox:
If you are concerned about frown lines caused by muscle contraction, Botox will inhibit the contraction and thereby create a more relaxed appearance. This will reduce visible facial wrinkling which, in turn, produces a more youthful look. It is an excellent first step in facial rejuvenation and its use can delay the need for facial cosmetic surgery, make you look better for that special occasion or make you approach that job interview with more confidence.
BOTOX is an injectable solution of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces muscle activity. When injected between the brows, forehead, crows feet, and/or around the neckline, BOTOX relaxes the frown lines, and wrinkles disappear.
What are the benefits of Botox ?
Botox is a great product when injected by a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.It usually takes 4 days to see the results. Results can last 3 to 9 months, depending on the patient.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
Botox is to relax muscles in especially between the brows, crow’s feet, and forehead. It is also used to treat excessive sweating. Botox also can work for pain (such as migraine headaches) and spacticity.
The benefit of Botox is that it works on everyone within days. Botox works by weakening the muscles that form the wrinkles. Botox, when injected by a skilled injector, should make you look rested and beautiful. You should not look “frozen” or overdone. You should look better and people should be unsure why you look so good!