BOTOX® is a therapeutic agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum; Also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A. BOTOX® is produced in controlled laboratory conditions and given in extremely small therapeutic doses originally used for the treatment of eye spasm and strabismus (misalignment of the eye).
What Is BOTOX® Used For?
BOTOX® injections improve the look of fine lines and superficial wrinkles caused from every day facial exercises like smiling, frowning or squinting. If you find that the early signs of aging are becoming apparent or if your facial expressions are causing premature wrinkles to appear, then BOTOX® may be for you, as it is US FDA approved, fast in action and gives you natural looks.
Botox® is used not only for the softening the wrinkles but also to control excessive sweating of palms and soles. Botox® is also used to soften the bulkier muscles like the masseter thereby softening the jaw line!!
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Normally, your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles so that they can contract and move. The electrical message is transmitted to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. BOTOX® works to block the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the muscle does not receive the message to contract. This means that the muscle contractions that cause wrinkling stop, or are greatly reduced after using BOTOX®.