Botox® is a purified form of botulinum toxin that is obtained from bacteria. A regulated amount of Botox® is given to correct wrinkles and has been used safely for decades.
How does it work?
Botox® works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. When those nerve signals are interrupted, the affected muscle is temporarily paralyzed or frozen. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced or even removed.
Does it correct all wrinkles & fine lines?
Botox® only works on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and are often called “expression lines.” These lines are caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions.
Unlike Dermal fillers®, Botox® does not work on static fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of plumpness in the face. Static wrinkles include lines on the cheeks, neck, and jowl areas.
Is Botox® permanent?
Botox® is not a permanent treatment. Repeated treatments are necessary for continued wrinkle-reducing effects.
What does Botox® treat?
It’s mainly effective for dynamic wrinkles caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions;
· The “11” between the brows
· Horizontal lines on the forehead
· Crow’s feet around the eyes etc