The Magic Of Botox Treatment
Botulinium Toxin Type A, or BOTOX, as it is commonly known by those who live and breathe it, is not a filler like collagen or fat. In actual fact, it is a potent neuotoxin derived from bacteria that is used in minute amounts to soften wrinkles known as ‘dynamic’ caused by the contraction of a facial muscle. The aesthetic benefits of Botox were discovered quite anecdotally by an ophthalmologist and her dermatologist husbanc in 1988.
A wee bit of botox treatment does a really powerful job, but it is never permanent and has to be repeated every 3-6months. When it starts to wear off, muscle activity will gradually being to reappear, so you will not wake up one morning to all of your pre-Botox wrinkles lunging at you in the bathroom mirror. The goal of Botox is a subtle softening, not necessary the complete elimination of facial expression lines. Very small amounts of this precious solution are injected to paralyse the muscle.
A cosmetic surgeon who is adept at injecting Botox strives to utilize the least amount of toxin needed to get the job done. Accurate dosages and precise positioning of toxin is critical to freeze the right muscles just enough. Botox is too precious to be wasted.
Over the age of 30, there aren’t many women or men who wouldn’t benefit from a dosage of Botox treatment to their frowns and furrows. Botox injected into the glabellar region paralyses the muscles that enable you to frown. By relaxing these muscles, many doctors believe that you can actually slow down your brow descent and prevent the deepening of a glabellar crease. The theory in vogue is to start your Botox before your creases are so deep that they need to be filled up with collagen or fat in addition to your Botox therapy.
Botox weakens the facial muscles that create wrinkles and frowns when they contract. The injections take just minutes and are done in the clinic with nothing more than a local cream anaesthetic. Botox comes in a glass vial containing 100 units and is diluted with sterile saline before use. It may take from 2 days up to 2 weeks to have a full effect, and a touch-up treatment may be needed later if the muscles are still active. A small number of unfortunate women have muscles that are resistant to Botox and too many treatments with large amounts of Botox can cause you to produce antibodies to it, although it is rare.