Everyone at some time in their lives looks into the mirror and sees wrinkles furrowing their brow. It’s a fact of life, wrinkles will be caused by too much sun, stress, collagen depletion, hormone loss, and even damage caused by free radicals. Facial expressions such as frowning cause permanent pleating of the overlying skin. There is a way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and that way is Botox®. Results can be seen within days and may last up to 4 months.
Botox® smoothes moderate to severe frown lines between the brows
It can also smooth crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes and horizontal lines in the forehead. It can be used to form eyebrow height and shape. The treatment only takes about 10 minutes and includes only a few tiny injections. Mildly uncomfortable, the injections take only a few seconds. Botox® injections require no downtime. Expect to resume your normal daily activities immediately. The results last up to 4 months (results may vary). Bruising rarely occurs and fades naturally. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Botox® anti-wrinkle cosmetic is a purified protein…
…produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause, for example, frown lines between the brows to form over time. Botox® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles where treatment is required. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the activity of the muscles that cause persistent wrinkle lines to form. Botox® blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscle’s ability to contract, existing wrinkle lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in a week. Botox® first weakens the muscles that cause the creases. Second, and even more important, as the muscles get weaker, the patient gets out of the habit of creasing and using those muscles. In this way, Botox® actually prevents the progression and deepening of creases.
Botox® is the most popular wrinkle reduction treatment
The reason Botox® is the number one age line reducer is that it works. Almost 3.3 million procedures were performed in 2005. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) ranked Botox® Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered wrinkle removal procedure in the United States (surgical and nonsurgical combined).
Botox® prevents wrinkles and is a low cost facial wrinkle reducer
An American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery surveys ranked Botox® Cosmetic as one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Botox® can also be used to treat vertical lip lines, down-turn at the lips, and twitching or spasm of the eyelids, cheeks, and face.
Important safety information about Botox® anti-wrinkle cosmetic
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other reactions such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Botox® Cosmetic is approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18-65.