Botox is a purified toxin that when injected into the muscle stops it from contracting, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Used for over 16 years, Botox is a proven and safe treatment which helps prevent wrinkle prevention temporarily.
Botox is used for treating wrinkles in both men and women. It involves the injection of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) protein into specific muscles on the face through the use of very fine needles. The Botox protein then paralyses the small muscles in the area it has been injected into, preventing wrinkle formation.
The Botox treatment has been around for 16 years and is most commonly used to treat lines on the face including crow’s feet, forehead lines and lipstick bleed lines (when combined with dermal fillers). It is considered to be a very safe treatment with mild discomfort and no scarring, although every patients response will be different.
What is in a Botox Injection?
Botox is a protein which is made from the Botulinum Toxin protein which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Although it is classed as a toxin, it has both cosmetic and medical benefits when used in small doses – such as those used here at KLNIK. It is a naturally occurring bacteria which can temporarily paralyse muscles to help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Uses of Botox
The primary use of Botox is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face for both men and women. It is most often used to combat the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes, horizontal creases on the forehead, and lines at the corner of the mouth.
Botox also has some medical uses as well, such as severe arm sweating, eyelid spasms and alopecia although not all of these areas have been researched thoroughly yet.
How long with the Botox injection last?
It can take up to 72 hours to see the final results of your Botox injection, and it should last somewhere between 3 to 12 months.
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