BOTOX is a purified natural protein derived from Clostridium botulinum.
Works by blocking acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) impulses that trigger hyperactive muscle contractions.
Mechanism of action:
It can treat wrinkles and lines around your eyes, on your forehead and on the rest of your face. BOTOX blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. When a muscle gets injected, it no longer contracts. This causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. This effect on the muscles is temporary, BOTOX will wear off overtime. There have been studies, though, that show if you continue to do BOTOX over a long period of time affected muscles will start to naturally get more relaxed and require less frequent treatments, the reason why it is becoming increasingly popular to prevent wrinkles if started at an early age (over 18 years of age, used as a preventive measure).
It is SAFE!
Botox has been around for quite a while given it’s one of the oldest non-invasive cosmetic treatments out there. Since it’s very old, it has achieved a proven track record and has been deemed safe and effective by the medical community, if it is injected by a licensed provider. FDA approved for cosmetic injections 2002, but FDA approval use for blepharospasm in 1989.
– blepharospasm (eyelid spasms)