How Does Botox Treatment Work

Today, all of us are waging a virtual war against the phenomenon of aging, with scientists playing God trying their best to thwart or prolong it as much as possible. With prime importance and energy directed towards looking good and young, nobody can bear to have even a single wrinkle break out on their face or a single crow’s feet develop around their eyes. Everyone wants to look young like when they were in their twenties looking their best. And now this has been made possible with treatments one of which is known as Botox treatment.

Today, Botox has become so popular, that every second person, be it a man or a woman, is going out to get themselves a Botox treatment done by which their wrinkles and aging lines on their faces are erased to make them look younger. It has become the most common cosmetic treatment which people opt for. But, though it has become so popular, how many of us actually know what it is and how it works?


Let us learn about what Botox exactly is and its working


Botox is essentially a brand name given to a toxin that is produced by a strain of bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. This toxin causes a condition known as botulism, which is a type of food poisoning and which can lead to paralysis. But, scientists have found a useful application of this toxin, which can be used to prolong and control the muscles from weakening. By injecting a stipulated amount of Botox into the muscles, the muscles refrain from weakening and thereby making skin appear much taut and firmer.


How Does Botox Treatment Work


The toxin, Botox, when injected into the respective muscles, abets the nerve signals from reaching the muscles, and due to this, the muscles injected with the toxin now stop contracting, there by “relaxing” the wrinkles. This involves a very simple procedure which lasts for only a couple of minutes. Botox is simply injected into the targeted muscles using a very fine needle, which would cause only a minor prick and thereby a very minor stinging sensation. Once injected, it will take about a week for the effects of the toxin to completely set in.

Botox has been used as a cosmetic treatment for erasing the facial creases and wrinkles off a person’s face by the cosmetic physicians for years now and with great success. FDA first approved of the Botox usage in the early eighties for treating ailments such as strabismus also known as ‘lazy eye’ and blepharospasm which causes uncontrollable blinking of eyes. Only, in 2002, was Botox given a go ahead for treating minor to severe aging lines, frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet on the face. Another major reason for its increasing popularity and demand is it’s a non-surgical nature i.e. it does not involve getting under a surgeon’s knife.

Now, every other man and woman on discovering wrinkles or lines developing on his or her face is resorting to Botox treatments and come out looking younger, betraying their age. “Look young forever” is the mantra.

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