Botox, an ever so-misunderstood by-product of Hollywood actresses, a mirage of an unlimited, ageless age, able to do so much yet is the product of so much scrutiny and accusations. Quite simply, when it comes to Botox, it’s among the most mis-understood drug of our times. Therefore, I’ve written this report on behalf of the Laser Duet Cosmetic team simply because, when it comes to Botox, our patients misunderstand the compound way too much. I aim to clarify exactly what Botox is and end the misunderstanding once and for all!
What is Botox?
Botox is actually the medical brand name of a toxin protein derived from a bacterium called clostridium botulinum. Botox is poisonous in large amounts, however, scientists found a way to use Botox advantageously over the years and Botox is now used in a variety of beneficial ways.
Botox, in fact, is right now the only FDA-approved treatment that improves the look of both crow’s feet as well as moderate-to-severe frown lines. But it can do much more than that. Botox is also used to treat chronic migraines believe it or not. It’s also known for its cosmetic properties such as minimizing facial wrinkles and anti-aging lines. Non-cosmetic properties of Botox include treating severe non-wrinkle related muscle spasms, overactive bladders, and excessive sweating.
Botox for Cosmetics – Backed by Science
Botox, as related to the cosmetic industry, is among the most comprehensively researched cosmetic treatments in the entire world. It’s also approved for use by the governments of over 80 nations around the globe. Basically, Botox has a long record of established utilization that doctors, governments, and health specialists know and fully trust. When it comes to the amount of research conducted, Botox for cosmetic purposes has been evaluated and experimented upon in over 415 studies published across the most reputable scientific & medical journals around the world.
Botox – Sourced from Nature
As discussed in the firs section, Botox is comprised of highly decontaminated botulinum toxin protein, and this protein is actually sourced from a bacterium found in nature – Clostridium botulinum. Now since the formulations, mixtures, potencies, and approved dosages would vary across a wide variety of botulinum toxin (‘botox’) products, this means that you cannot directly replace one brand of Botox with another. Regardless though, the main compound of Botox found across any Botox cosmetic product or brand is one and the same – naturally derived Clostridium botulinum.
How Does Botox Work?
feasfefesgfsgfesdgdesBOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
In all the possible treatments and benefits of Botox, in all the ways that it’s used for, Botox works in one simple way – Botox temporarily reduces muscle activity by targeting muscle contractions. To learn more about how Botox works and what to expect from Botox procedures, feel free to move on to our next article on the subject: Botox – An Introduction.