What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Produced by the bacterium C. botulinum, Botox is a purified form of naturally occurring neurotoxin that is officially authorized by Food and Drug Administration for treatment of facial wrinkles.
Contrary to common misconception Botox is NOT a poison. Just like alcohol, and oxygen it is a toxin, and can be harmful only in large quantities, similar to salt, aspirin and even sun light. A lethal dose of Botox would consist of over 2500 units, which is over 100 times more than a recommended dose per area.
How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is introduced into muscles of the face to reduce their activity and prevent further deepening of obvious, unsightly wrinkles such as 'frown' lines, crow's feet, etc. By relaxing selected muscles, the skin is allowed to recover from repeated creasing and folding caused by them. Long-term, regular use of the product obtains best results and often patients will note increasing duration of the effect.
Are there any side-effects?
BOTOX has a record of safety in over 20 years of clinical use. Side effects are commonly restricted to bruising and slight tenderness at the site of injection. Improper placement of Botox can also lead to effect on the wrong muscle group. The side effect of Botox can be controlled if it is administered by a professional and when appropriate care is taken – pre and post treatment.
How long do the effects last?
Visible results have been proven to last up to 4 months. After the Botox® treatment, the product is naturally metabolized by your body, and is completely gone within 6 months. So if you don’t like it, you can welcome those wrinkles back with no strings attached.
With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of men and women.