What is Botox, exactly?
It is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This purified protein blocks the release of acetylcholine and relaxes muscles.
How does Botox work?
Normally, your brain sends electrochemical messages to your muscles to make them contract and move. These messages are transmitted from a nerve to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. Botox blocks the nerve from releasing acetylcholine. As a result, the muscle contractions stop or are greatly reduced. Which in turn reduces the wrinkles in that area.
How soon will I see a difference, and how long will it last?
Clients can usually see results within days of treatment, but the full effect can take up to 10 days. Visible results have been shown to last up to 4-6 months! After that you should return for follow-up treatment. Results last longer after you have received consecutive treatments over time.
What is the treatment like?
Botox cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure. Discomfort is minimal and brief. No anesthesia is required, although very sensitive clients may opt to numb the area with a cold pack or numbing cream prior to injection. There is no downtime, you may resume all your normal activities immediately.
What areas can be treated with Botox Cosmetic?
- glabella/frown lines(area between the brows)
- horizontal forehead lines
- bunny lines (wrinkles on the top of the nose)
- crow’s feet
- gummy smile
- perioral lines (wrinkles around the mouth)
It can also be injected around the mouth to turn the corners of the mouth up, assist in the brow lift and jaw line narrowing.
Does it also help for excessive sweating?
Yes, it does. It has been used for condition called hyperhidrosis, and in this case Botox is injected into the most sweaty areas such as the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or underarms. It causes significant reduction of sweat that usually lasts about 4-6 months.
I have other questions…
By all means, feel free to call 516-448-5816, or come in for a free consultation in our center in Brooklyn.
We’d be happy to show you firsthand how this simple procedure works. You may also click on www.botoxcosmetic.com to find out more about Botox and view before and after photos.
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