BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is often connected to cosmetic surgery, but its benefits are multiple. BOTOX® is used in a form of injection into the muscles with the aim to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines -wrinkles on multiple areas of your face. These are a natural part of the aging process that occurs in people from the age of 18 to 65 depending on their genes, lifestyle, and skincare. In this way, injections provide a temporary solution that can slow down the wrinkling process. The average effectiveness of BOTOX® is about 3-4 months.

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a toxin that needs to be chemically processed not to make damage to your skin or health in general. Therefore it goes through the process of purification in order to create harmless protein, on the other note in case the process is not done there might be extremely dangerous.

The main aim of BOTOX® is to reduce the activity of the muscles that cause for example those frown lines between the brows to form over time. These lines as known are created due to our muscle movement and creation of facial expressions, which sometimes can be extensive enough which enhances the aging look on a person.

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin so its main feature is to cause a reaction by targeting the nervous system and disrupt the signals that stimulate the contraction of the muscle. It causes paralysis of the muscles, and in this way, movement is reduced to a minimum, as well as the wrinkling process since the skin is not prone to the contractions caused by muscle activity.

How do I know the BOTOX® I am being treated with is not diluted?

BOTOX® must always be diluted in order to achieve its injectable form. BOTOX® should be reconstituted only with non-preserved normal saline. Other diluents, including lidocaine, should not be used for reconstitution. BorisSpa always uses the Allergan recommended dilution methods for maximum strength and effectiveness.

How Long Does BOTOX®  Treatment Take?

BOTOX® injections are a very common procedure that requires up to 10-minute treatment which does not include anesthesia. The overall process is very meticulously designed in order to make sure minimal discomfort of the patient. BOTOX® is administered using a few tiny injections, with the needle designed to minimize the pain the patient experiences.

The overall process of the results to reach full effect requires up to 14 days while the effect of the BOTOX® is present up to 4 months. After this period, the muscle movement starts to appear again and the wrinkles are also reappearing but with less severity. Many choose to repeat the process.

In the period of one week before the procedure, one should avoid alcohol, and pain medication such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication is recommendable to avoid side effects.

Areas of the Face Where BOTOX® is Applied

BOTOX® can be applied to many areas on the face, in order to avoid excessive wrinkling. Since the accessibility of the treated areas is easy, BOTOX® finds its application in the area between the eyebrows – known as frown lines, horizontal creases in the forehead, lines on the corners of the mouth, or “cobblestone” skin on the chin area.

Medical Use

As mentioned besides BOTOX® applicability in cosmetic medicine, many doctors use it to treat medical conditions and issues with the neuromuscular system. Therefore BOTOX® can be often a source of treatment for upper limb spasticity, severe underarm sweating, crossed eyes, prevention of migraine, reduction of the overactive bladder symptoms as well as eyelid spasms and cervical dystonia.

In some cases, even though not approved, BOTOX® can be applied to prevent facial redness, keloids, inflammatory skin diseases, or blistering.

Final Remarks

BOTOX® is the best solution on the market of cosmetic procedures in case you seek to reduce the marks of aging or at least slow down the process. This is a great way to obtain the best possible results in the shortest time frame. The results are not long-lasting but with repeated treatment, the overall condition of wrinkles is reduced and their reappearance slowed down.