Botox Cosmetics is an amazing toxin that does so much more than smooth wrinkles. Today, the botulinum toxin type A is used to create Botox. This breakthrough toxin can help migraine sufferers to lead a more pain-free life. It can also stop hyperhidrosis temporarily. Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing condition where a person sweats profusely. There are many applications for the use of Botox in the medical world.
1. How is Botox Created?
Botox is created by using a small amount of botulinum (the same toxin in botulism). However, tiny amounts of this toxin are completely safe and very beneficial. *
2. Why Does Botox Work?
The deep lines between brows or on the forehead are caused by facial muscles. Tiny, crepe-like lines are also traced back to muscles under the skin. When muscles work during stressful situations (like frowning) acetylcholine is released. The muscles contract, forming smiles, frowns, and concentration lines. Over time, this causes wrinkles and furrows. When Botox is injected, it prevents the release of acetylcholine. This allows the area to relax, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines.
3. What Areas Can Benefit From Botox?
Forehead creases, crow’s feet, and the deep frown lines between eyebrows, are all common areas where Botox is used. By relaxing the muscles in these areas, the wrinkles smooth out and disappear. For those experiencing extreme sweating, Botox is used under the arms and around the palms to temporarily eliminate the problem. *
4. When Will Botox Results Be Noticed?
Botox injections do not work on contact. Since the injection goes into the muscle, it takes time to relax the area. Once the muscles have relaxed, the skin will look smoother. Deep lines and furrows will lessen considerably in one week. Full results can be seen in a couple of weeks. *
5. How Long Can I Expect Results To Last?
The small doses of botulinum in Botox make it safe. They also make the results temporary. For most people, Botox injections will smooth wrinkles and lines for up to three months. Another treatment can be performed safely as the results start to fade. This will extend the Botox results for a few months. *
6. Can Botox Be Used Safely?
Botox is completely safe for most people – especially when it’s administered by a qualified plastic surgeon who is board certified. The FDA has deemed Botox as safe for wrinkles, migraines, and hyperhidrosis. *
Last year, more than 7 million people had a Botox treatment performed, making it the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure. In fact, it has been the number one cosmetic procedure for over ten years. It’s time to see how Botox can improve your appearance. SheerSculpt can help you explore all of your Botox options. Call 484-842-1558 or fill out the online form to schedule a free Botox consultation.
*Individual results may vary