Most known for reducing crow’s feet, frown lines and wrinkles, botox is the leading non-surgical cosmetic medical procedure globally and its popularity continues to skyrocket. Botox works by relaxing the facial muscles. It is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium, and works most commonly between the eyes and above the nose. Botox is employed for a wide spectrum of facial lines and wrinkles that includes forehead lines, bunny lines (across the top of the nose), marionette lines (below the corners of the mouth), smiles lines and smokers lines. No recovery time required.
A botox cosmetic treatment typically takes just a few minutes of injecting the fluid into the targeted area with a fine-gauge needle and requires virtually no recovery time. Since the needle is so tiny and the procedure so quick, physicians do not usually numb the area being treated. In sensitive areas such as around the lips, however, some physicians may apply local anesthesia just prior to the treatment. Within days, most patients experience noticeable improvement in moderate to severe facial lines.
Botulinum Toxin Type A, is an exciting way of treating wrinkles. However, it has been used over the years to treat other cosmetic conditions such as muscle spasms on the face. This is what led to it being recognized as a treatment that can treat facial wrinkles. What is Botox? It is just one brand of the Botulinum Toxin Type A that is produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum. This product is produced by the Allergan, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company. Botox treatment is quite safe especially when used in small doses and injected directly to a specific area.