Erase or soften dynamic facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox erase or soften dynamic facial lines and wrinkles caused by expressions, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, bunny lines and frown lines.
Botox can also be used to perform a non-surgical brow lift, jaw-line slimming and treat hyperhydrosis – excessive sweating.
Botox treatment is the most-popular aesthetic procedure. It is highly effective, safe, well-researched and documented by science. Botox injections have been used for more than 50 years in medicine and 25 years in aesthetic medicine. More than three million Botox injection treatments take place around the world every year.
Botox injection treatment is relatively quick, takes only around 10 minutes to perform, and it is not at all painful. Botox is injected into a few specific points using a very fine needle, which means the treatment is very comfortable.
What is Botox®:
Botox® (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. Botox prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes flaccid paralysis. Botox toxin is used commercially in medicine, cosmetics and research.
In cosmetic applications, Botox toxin is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face. Injection of Botox toxin into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin. The treated muscles gradually regain function, and generally return to their former appearance three to four months after treatment. Muscles can be treated repeatedly to maintain the smoothed appearance.
Mechanism of action
Botox toxin exerts its effect by cleaving key proteins required for nerve activation. First, the Botox toxin binds specifically to nerves which use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Once bound to the nerve terminal, the neuron takes up the Botox toxin into a vesicle. – wikipedia