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Getting Up To Speed On Botox

BotoxBotox. It’s trending – and continues to be the most popular aesthetic cosmetic procedure in the world. You may have experienced a Botox treatment or know of someone who has. It’s definitely in the news and newsworthy.

If you are considering a Botox treatment, here are some interesting factoids:

Scientists found decades ago, that injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin type A into a muscle temporarily paralyzed that muscle.

  • This is important for the face because muscles are the cause of wrinkles around the forehead, eyes and mouth. Wrinkles form because our facial muscles contract when we frown, squint and laugh.
  • When injected, Botox blocks nerve signals to the targeted muscle, stopping the muscle contractions – the wrinkle above the muscle either disappears or dramatically lessens.

Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxic protein produced by bacteria.
Botox was approved for eye spasms by the FDA in 1989. In 2002, Botox was approved for wrinkles, creases and frown-lines.

The most common area to be treated is the frown area, and treatment usually requires five small pokes with a tiny needle. It is surprisingly quick and easy.

Botox results are not immediate. Unlike fillers, Botox takes about a week to fully relax the muscle. The full results last from four to six months, but many people have found that results last longer. The degree of improvement will depend on how deep the creases are but everyone will see some improvement.

Botox wears off, but most people love it and return for repeat injections.
If you happen to experience a rare side effect, Botox will wear off and things will go back to normal. Men and women, alike, are considering Botox as a way to look fresher, younger and less stressed.

Botox Prevents: Botox slows down the creation of wrinkles and creases.
Botox Relaxes: Botox eases that ‘angry’ look.
Botox Lifts: Depending on the way your muscles pull, Botox can give a lift to your eyes and the corners of your mouth, resulting in a more rested look.

Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dembny, today: (301) 249-0970.

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