BOTOX is an extremely useful tool for treating signs of aging. It is a nonsurgical treatment that helps temporarily improve moderate to severe wrinkles of upper face. Best results are achieved for moderate to severe vertical lines between the brows are sometimes referred to as 1’s, 11’s, or 111’s.
What is Botox?
Botox is a brand-name for a toxin that is produced by the bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. Small and dilute amounts can be injected directly into the specific muscles, thereby causing controlled muscle weakening.
Botox was approved by the FDA in the 1980s after finding out that it could possibly stop ailments such as blepharospasm or unrestrained blinking as well as lazy eye or strabismus. In April of 2002, FDA approved Botox usage in the treatment of mild-to-severe frown lines that form between the eyebrows. It is also used for treating other areas.
How does it work?
Botox blocks the transfer of signals between the nerves and muscles. The muscle that is injected can’t contract anymore, thereby causing the wrinkles to soften as they relax. It is commonly used on lines in the forehead, frown lines and lines that are around the eye known as crow’s feet. Wrinkles that are caused by gravity and sun damage don’t respond to Botox.
Botox injections take few minutes and doesn’t require any anesthesia. It is injected into particular muscles using a fine needle. Only a minor discomfort is experienced by the patient. In general, it takes about 7 to 14 days for Botox to take full effect. With the purpose of reducing bruising, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped 2 days before undertaking the treatment procedure.
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With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX has been chosen by millions of women. Visit LA Beauty Skin Center to receive a professional advice and services from experienced, Board Certified Doctor Arman Karapetyan.