Do you feel self-conscious when you’re smiling, frowning, or expressing any kind of facial expressions because of the fine lines and wrinkles on your face and chin? Well put your worries aside because the rejuvenating power of botox can help eliminate the signs of aging that make you look older so that you can reclaim your youthful good looks.
What Is Botox?
Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is a chemical manufactured from a neurotoxin that is produced by a strain of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. The neurotoxin is a protein that is produced by the bacteria.
Botox is used largely to treat and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles from the face. It is made up of components that can paralyze muscles temporarily by preventing the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps in the neuromuscular movement of the face, jaw, and cheek muscles.
How Is Botox Used Cosmetically?
Out of the seven different types of the botulinum toxins, types A and B are the most widely used in Botox injections. The Botulinum toxin is marketed under a variety of names such as Vistabel, Dysport, and Xeomin. but Botox is the most common.
Botox is injected into specific areas of the body in small quantities. In controlled amounts, it can provide a number of great benefits to both men and women. It is always in high demand thanks to its amazing abilities to make fine lines and facial wrinkles vanish. As a result, you’ll look younger and more vibrant.
The procedure begins with you scheduling an appointment with an excellent plastic surgeon who is board certified, preferably someone with years of experience using botox and who comes highly recommended by friends or family.
During the consultation, your surgeon will then perform an examination to find out your basic medical history, including allergic reactions to any medications or drugs, age, food and lifestyle habits, and more. He will then determine how much botox you will require and how many return visits you will need to experience the best results.
Once it has been determined that you’re a good candidate, your surgeon will begin the injection process. When the botox is injected into the face, the chemical prevents the nerve cells from sending signals to the muscles in the face, thereby preventing them from moving excessively.
It instructs the muscles not to contract, expand, or move. By forcing your facial muscles to remain stiff, all forms of lines and wrinkles will eventually fade away and disappear. It is an efficient method to smooth away and get rid of annoying fine lines and wrinkles that can spoil your facial beauty and aesthetic appeal.
How Is the Botox Procedure Performed?
The botulinum toxin powder is dissolved in saline or sodium chloride and then filled into injectable syringes. It is then directly injected into the facial neuromuscular tissue and then takes effect in about 24 to 72 hours. In this time the toxin works by disrupting the synaptosomal process.
The procedure is very safe and incredibly effective. It is, however, recommended that pregnant and lactating women including people who are allergic to certain medications avoid having using botox.
Contact Our Office
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of botox, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule your complimentary consultation. With the help of Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, you can reclaim your youthful good looks for a long time to come.