What is Botox?
Botox® is a natural, purified protein that relaxes muscles. Botox is a toxin, but it’s extremely safe because it’s used in such small amounts and is not spread throughout the body. Only the injected muscle is affected by botox, which causes temporary paralysis of the face muscles that pull the skin into frowns or squints and crease the skin.
It can be used to reduce forehead wrinkles and lines, contour & slim the face and body, lift & shape the brow, reduce sweating, tighten pores and improve oily skin.
How Botox Works?
Botox® is a quick procedure with no downtime designed to restore freshness, youth and beauty to faces that have been damaged by sun and aging over time. It will not “freeze” your facial expressions. It softens them and keep them relax for up to 6 months or so. It is seen that after four or five sessions of injection, the muscles are permanently relaxed.
Nerve impulse triggers the release of acetylcholine at nerve endings which causes muscles to contract, activate sweat glands and sebaceaous glands (oil glands). Release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction causes contraction of facial muscles, which over time can cause wrinkles to form. Excessive sweating and oily skin can also benefit from Botox injections.
Botox®Cosmetic is effective in reducing this activity. As it enters the nerve ending Botox® Cosmetic blocks the release of acetylcholine, reducing the activity of muscles.
Wrinkles & Lines
The lines that appear between your brows, forehead, around the eyes and neck are actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin. After years of crinkling and wrinkling, lines and ceases start to linger longer and can become more pronounced and even permanent. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent. Treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between on your face and neck. It does not ‘freeze’ your face but merely decrease and soften the lines. An improvement can be seen within days and may last up to 4-6 months, although results may vary.
As people age, many times they suffer from a lowering of their brow position. This can contribute to a “tired” appearance A forehead lift or “browlift” is used to correct a drooping bowline (eyebrow area) and create a refreshed, youthful appearance to the forehead area above the eyes.