Some of the Most Common Questions Regarding This Procedure:
The physical substance of Botox is derived from a neurotoxin botulinum toxin, which is a type of bacteria. The bacteria in an uncontrolled manner, is highly toxic, but in manipulated and small doses, it works well for cosmetic purposes to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and assists in other non-cosmetic purposes like lessening excessive sweating and migraines. The effectiveness of Botox and its popularity is attributed to its ability to block nerve signals, and temporarily relax the muscles in the targeted area. Botox Injections directly target the chemical messenger acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that transfers instructions for the muscles to relax and tense by transferring such instruction at the junction of synapses that meet muscles cells. Botox injections prevent acetylcholine from being released at the junction, and as a result, it paralyses stiff muscles that cause the presence of wrinkles.
Botox for Wrinkle Treatment:
The most common treatment that people are choosing with neuromodulators, such as Botox® and Dysport®, is getting rid of those trouble spots that are caused by repetitive facial expressions. Horizontal forehead lines, laugh lines, loose skin in the jaw line, crow’s feet, bunny lines, forehead crinkling, and even the crease between your eyes can be smoothed and alleviated within a visit to GTA Cosmetic Clinic. As a matter of fact, our medical professionals can use Botox Injections to temporarily modify other areas of your face. Botox can be used to give your brow a lift to make your eyes more open, a “nefertiti neck lift” to tighten up the sagging skin in the jaw area, and a masseter reduction to give you a heart shaped face.
Botox Excessive Sweating Control:
Botox Injections can also be used as a temporary measure to suppress over-reactive sweat glands in individuals who suffer from excessive sweating in the underarms and hands. Injection of Botox using a minute needle directly into the area of the skin where the sweat gland resides successfully blocks the chemicals that initiate an overreaction of the glands. This is a preferred and FDA approved method to temporarily (up to seven months) control the over reactive sweat glands in individuals who suffer from this inconvenient condition.
Migraines Treatment by Botox Injection:
Botox Injections is also FDA approved to reduce the symptoms or sensation of pain representative in persistent migraine patients. Botox Injections are administered around the temples of the head, shoulders, and neck. The exact science behind the effectiveness of Botox in migraines is not fully understood. However, it is hypothesized that the presence of Botox at the injection sites deter the pain signals from traveling and reaching the nerve endings, which is responsible for the experience associated with chronic migraines.
How Long Does Botox Last?:
That depends on the treatment. Using neuromodulators like Botox® and Dysport® for these trouble spots, your first treatment will take a week to ten days to start working and will last from three to six months. However, the next treatment will take effect faster and last longer. The physician can combine Botox with Dermal filler Injections to design the look that you want and it will last longer. After a few treatments, you may only need to get one treatment per year from GTA Cosmetic Clinic.