Botulinum toxin is an injectable muscle relaxant, most commonly used the reduced the appearance of wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin is used for smoothing deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop over time. These injectables are derived from a family of Neuromodulators that prevent nerve signals in muscles from contracting; they relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. The positive effects of treatment by neuromuscular-based injectables usually lasts between 3 and 4 months. In addition to Botulinum toxin, the most widely recognized product in the Neuromodulator family, we also offer other brands from other pharmaceutical companies, and may offer other brands depending on the time of year.
Each brand of Botulinum toxin has a unique molecular structure but shares the same core elements of the Botulinum-A. The majority of research for cosmetic uses of botulinum-A have been based on on a botulinum toxin A.
Botulinum toxin targets forehead lines, glabella lines (the vertical lines between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet (lines branching lines branching out from the outer corners of the eyes).
Each person’s facial musculature is unique and the approach to Botulinum toxin injection should be individualized.
How does Botulinum toxin eliminate wrinkles?
Botulinum toxin eliminates wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals that cause your dynamic muscles to contract. Dynamic muscles force your skin into creases and folds that, with time, develop into wrinkles. When the muscle relaxes after a Botulinum toxin injection, your skin smooths out, too.
Can I still make facial expressions with Botox?
An expert injector administers just enough Botulinum toxin to quiet the activity of your dynamic facial muscles, but not enough to immobilize them. You can still make beautiful and natural expressions.
How long does Botulinum toxin last?
Botulinum toxin lasts 3-4 months. Our team can schedule your touch-ups in advance so you’ll always have smooth and wrinkle-free skin.