How Does Botox Work?
As we grow older, our body starts to show physical signs of our age, especially in our skin.
Skin gradually loses its elasticity, which means it is not as good at stretching and returning to its original smooth and firm shape. It also loses its ability to retain enough hydration to appear full and supple.
These changes in skin’s structure and characteristics make it more susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines. If you’re hoping to keep these signs of aging at bay, you’ve probably thought about getting Botox treatment.
But how exactly does Botox work? What is it?
The main ingredient in Botox is a chemical from the bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. That might sound scary at first, but it’s actually an extremely safe material. Extremely high amounts of this substance could be dangerous for you, but in very small controlled doses it has clinically proven medical and cosmetic uses with very little to no risk.
This chemical stops muscles from moving. It has medical applications for people who suffer from uncontrollable muscle spasms, but this trait is also what helps control facial lines and wrinkles.
When Botox is injected into certain areas of your face, it can keep specific muscles from moving too much. Without Botox, the muscles in your face move a lot. This causes your skin to stretch and fold again and again – leading to increased wrinkles! By holding certain spots still, Botox can stop wrinkles from forming.
Botox is very effective at halting the development of frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and many other types of wrinkles.
The process for receiving Botox is relatively simple and easy. Initially, you will need to schedule a consultation with your Botox cosmetic specialist. This consultation usually takes about an hour. At this time, the specialist will go over all the details of the procedure with you and help you decide which areas of your face will benefit the most from the treatment.
The appointment to actually administer the Botox is very brief. In fact, it can be done in just a few minutes!
Botox on it’s own delivers fantastic results and has satisfied millions of patients. However, there are ways that you can boost your results even more by combining it with other simple treatments.
One such treatment is Juvéderm. This injectable adds fullness and suppleness to your skin for a more youthful look. Botox and injectable fillers are a great combination because together they limit the creation of new winkles and reduce the appearance of existing ones.