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Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures with more than 6 million treatments administered each year. It smooths out wrinkles and achieves a youthful facial appearance without surgery.What is Botox?
|Botox® is an injectable cosmetic solution that uses the naturally occurring proteins Clostridium botulinum, or botulinum toxin for the purpose of eliminating facial wrinkles. By injecting small doses of this substance into the muscles affected by facial expressions, it blocks the release of the chemical that would otherwise signal the muscle to contract. The injection weakens the targeted muscle, reducing wrinkles.|
Results tend to last an average of 3 to 4 months. However, this can vary from one person to another. Other factors affect longevity as well, including dilution, or dosage. These factors are why it is important to obtain treatment from a physician who is familiar not only with the 43 different muscles in the face but the pull each tends to have on surrounding tissues.Botox Vs Dermal Fillers
Botox is a unique product that works entirely different than dermal fillers. This solution essentially breaks the link of communication between the brain and the nerves in target muscles. After treatment, the brain continues to send messages to injected muscles to contract. However, those messages are not received. The intent with filler treatment is to add volume, usually with hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar compound. The intent with Botox is to smooth the skin by relaxing often-used muscles.Before and After