How does Botox work?
Ever wondered how exactly does Botox work and why do so many people use it regularly?
We answer this question for you and clear some of the myths associated with Botox. Famous celebrities have given Botox a bad name by overusing the treatment and creating results that wouldn’t be classed as a healthy habit but as clinicians ourselves, we know that it is with the correct knowledge that you can determine what results you would like to achieve.
Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin work by blocking the nerve signals to your muscles which causes them to become temporarily paralysed.
Because Botulinum toxin is made from human plasma, it is natural and biodegradable. This means the body is able to remove it eventually and restore the function of the muscle treated.
Botulinum toxin is injected into specific areas where results need to be seen. It is injected into specific muscles and requires knowledge of the human facial anatomy to administer Botulinum toxin safely without damaging any of the facial nerves and blood vessels.
Botulinum toxin works by paralysing the specific muscle which is causing wrinkles to be made. When the muscle becomes paralsyed, it allows the skin on the surrounding area to rest and thus, allowing the wrinkle to slowly fade away because the skin is temporarily inactive in the region.
As this is temporary, the wrinkles may come back over time and this is also why people have Botulinum toxin injection on a regular basis to ensure wrinkles do not reappear again. Usually, the interval for injecting is every 6 months.
People use Botulinum toxin for many reasons medically and for aesthetics for cosmetic purposes also.
The most common cosmetic purposes include reducing lines and wrinkles from areas such as;
- Crows feet
- Frown lines
- Armpits to prevent excessive sweating
As you can see, Botulinum toxin is safe to the human body but a high regard should be given tot he clinician who is injecting Botulinum toxin as this is where the safety measure should be taken.
A highly experienced clinician such as Dr. Bita Fox should have the relevant qualifications, the experience of treating numerous clients with different requirements, knowledgeable in facial anatomy and know the latest techniques that deliver optimal and long-lasting results, safely.
If you would like to know more about the Botulinum toxin treatment then please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you towards the right direction.