BOTOX®is a diluted derivative of Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is found to be extremely safe in treating neuromuscular and other disorders.
BOTOX®was approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2002.
BOTOX®is injected directly into the muscles that you wish to relax. It enters the nerve endings to block the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that makes the muscles contract.
BOTOX® will only relax the muscles that it is injected into. When the muscles are at rest the skin starts to become smoother and it creates a more natural look. Each injection lasts between 3-6 months. The procedure is a great way to reduce facial wrinkles, and with continued use, wrinkles become less and less noticeable. Because BOTOX® injections are not a permanent solution to the wrinkles, you must be consistent with the injections or the wrinkles will return.
BOTOX® has also been used for excessive sweating. It is injected directly under the arms, and has been shown to reduce sweating completely. It is requested that you re-inject every 6-9 months. One treatment lasts about six months. Some of the key benefits of BOTOX® are as follows:
- Frown lines become more relaxed
- Reduces the appearance of crows feet
- Forehead wrinkles are smoothed
- Lower eyelid wrinkles are reduced
- Decreased chin crease
- Corners of the mouth become elevated