Botox is a revolutionary product. It is a protein derivative produced by a micro-organism (just like penicillin) which is injected in small amount right into the muscles that are responsible of creating frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. One can also create a brow lifting effect simply by injecting it in lower part of the eyebrow.
History of Botox
The medical advantage of Botulinum toxin (Botox) was initially recognised by Scott in the treatment of strabisms in the 1980’. The use of botulinic toxin (Botox) was then shown in ophthalmology to treat blepharospasm and nystagmus, and in neurology to fight spasmodic torticollis.
Its use in dermatology to correct expression lines began in the 1990’. Botox is now recognized as an effective treatment for expression lines (lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead and crow’s feet) and excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.
How does Botox work ?
The nerves produce and carry a chemical substance (acetylcholine) which makes muscle contractions possible. The botulinic toxin (Botox) prevents the propagation of the actetylcholine and thus stops the muscle contractions.
The treatment takes 5 minutes, and lasts approximately 4 to 6 months. Stopping the treatments will not worsen the existing wrinkles. Moreover, managed by an experienced professional you will get results are natural looking results.
The product has been known for a while, well before its cosmetic use, and proven safe. It is believed that repeated treatments can prevent or slow down wrinkles apparition around the eyes.