Botulinum Toxin type A is a neuro-toxin that is used for a variety of purposes. Medically, it is prescribed for an array of medical conditions such as:
Cervical Dystonia (neck muscle spasms)
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating problems)
Blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking)
Cosmetically, Botulinum Toxin type A is most commonly known as Botox and is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around different areas of the face such as:
In between eyebrows
Around the mouth
Up on the forehead
Botulinum Toxin was approved by the FDA in the late 80s as an effective means of treating all the above conditions. Since then, it has become a widely used treatment and continues to become increasingly more popular amongst a variety of different people.
How Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Work?
When injected into appropriate areas of the body or face, Botulinum Toxin type A prevents the release of the chemical acetylcholine. This chemical is released whenever muscles contract. By blocking the acetylcholine, muscles will undergo a mini-paralysis that is just enough to improve ailing conditions.
This highly effective solution has made Botox treatments a common-day procedure that is used by the world's top celebrities right down to your next-door neighbor.
Improve Signs of Aging
In recent years, the popularity of Botox has surged remarkably due to its use by high profile people to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
There are a variety of reasons that Botox has become so common. In short, Botox offers:
A Non-Invasive, Non-Surgical Facelift
No Recovery Time
Quick, Long Lasting Results
Cost-effective Way to Reduce Signs of Aging
Although many people suffer from lines around the mouth, eyes and on the forehead, there are not many who will entertain the idea of getting a facelift. Not only is surgery expensive, it is invasive, painful and requires a long period of recovery time. As well, it is impossible to keep it a secret.
Botox offers people a chance to have their own "beauty secret”. The procedure is incredibly short, and lasts only a few minutes. The side effects are minimal. The majority of patients will notice some tenderness and red skin in areas treated. However this tends to alleviate within a few days.
Results will begin to become noticeable within 3 to 10 days after receiving Botox treatments. Lines will smooth over and the face looks younger. Changes are very subtle, so your use of Botox is not obvious and can remain your secret.
As results last up to 6 months, it is usually only necessary to receive Botox treatments 2 or 3 times a year. This makes it a very cost-effective way to get amazing results.
Find out if Botulinum Toxin type A is the right treatment for your medical or cosmetic issues. Contact your skin care professional.