Botox is an injectable treatment that’s composed of a toxin that’s produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium Botulinum. While this may sound like something dangerous, fret not, because in the right hands, it’s actually a miracle worker. The toxin in Botox is used to relax the underlying muscle structures responsible for the formation of wrinkles.
If you’ve ever been feeling like the early signs of aging have taken too much of a hold over your appearance, then Botox is the solution you’ve been waiting for. It’s safe, highly effective, and it can be done in as little as 15 minutes.
The Beginning of Botox
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US approved the use of Botox in the late 80s, after it was found that the toxin could help treat blepharospasm and strabismus. The former is a condition characterized by uncontrolled blinking, while the latter is referred to as lazy eye.
In the cosmetic medical field, Botox has been used for ages to treat the early signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine lines. In addition to fading out these early signs of aging, Botox has also been known to help manage hyperhidrosis, a condition that’ signaled by excess underarm sweating.
When we use the term Botox, we are referring to 3 primary formulations, namely Xeomin® or IncobotulinumtoxinA, BOTOX® or OnabotulinumtoxinA, and Dysport® or AbobotulinumtoxinA.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox works by inhibiting the signals sent to the facial muscles that causes them to contract. These contractions are what forms the wrinkles you want to get rid of, and without them, the muscles will become more relaxed and the wrinkles will begin to fade.
Botox is used to treat frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, and dimpling in the chin. It can even treat smoker’s lines and the down-turned corners of the mouth. It is minimally invasive so patients can rest easy knowing that they don’t have to undergo a full surgery to experience the benefits. Best of all, you can return to your normal routine in no time at all.
The Botox Treatment
A Botox treatment session is a quick process that can be done over your lunch break. Your doctor will make the areas for injection for optimal accuracy. Patients experience very little to almost no discomfort.
The procedure itself hardly takes time and patients can return to their daily routine almost immediately.
Patients who plan to undergo the procedure are advised to avoid drinking alcohol for a few days prior to the day of treatment. Patients must also stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin a few weeks prior to the procedure.
There is bound to be some mild bruising after the procedure. But this will heal in a few days.
Contact Our Office
Botox is an excellent solution for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their youthful good looks without having to undergo the stresses of an invasive surgery. If you would like to learn more about the treatment with a skilled cosmetic surgeon, contact An Enhanced You Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group to schedule your initial consultation today!