About Botox Cosmetic
Botox is a fast and easy way to achieve a more youthful look. It is a minimally painless injection that works directly on the muscles that cause facial wrinkles like frown lines, lines across the forehead or crow’s feet. When the muscles treated are temporarily weakened the lines will soften and the face will appear smooth, fresh and rested.
How it Works
Botox is made of the botulinum toxin type A, which when used in very small amounts, has been found to temporarily paralyze muscles. On the face this is important because muscles are the culprit behind wrinkles, in this case the wrinkles caused by repeated actions such as frowning or squinting. When injected into the muscle creating the wrinkle, Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to the muscle, stopping the muscle from contracting. With the muscle temporarily paralyzed, the wrinkle on the surface is reduced or disappears.
Areas of Treatment
Botox is very effective in reducing the appearance of lines between the eyebrows (the “11s”), lines across the forehead, crow’s feet, lines above lip and horizontal lines on the neck. A brow lift, jawline lift (Nefertiti) and a lift at the corners of the mouth are also possible. Botox can also treat hyperhidrosis (reducing underarm sweat) and the pain and headaches associated with TMJ.