Put Botox on Your Holiday Guest List
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
Botox is more than an injectable: it’s a phenomenon. Who knew the botulinum toxin Type A would be so popular? Every year since its approval by the FDA in 2002 to treat wrinkles on the upper third of the face, Botox injections have been the most popular cosmetic procedure, surgical or non-surgical, across the globe.
And now that we’re coming up on the holiday party season here in Phoenix, maybe scheduling a Botox session at Infinity Health & Wellness is just as good an idea as stocking up on wrapping paper! That way your crow’s feet, forehead lines, and the 11s between your brows won’t come with you to the festivities!
At Infinity Health & Wellness, we have extensive experience injecting Botox, so you can expect only the best results.
How does Botox do its work?
Botox is such a famous brand name you could assume everyone knows everything about it. Not so. Botox doesn’t “fill” wrinkles in the way that dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, do. Fillers simply add volume (in the case of hyaluronic acid fillers they do this by binding with nearby water molecules) to the area beneath the wrinkle, pushing the depressed skin back upward.
Botox works in a completely different way. Botox only works on what are called “dynamic” wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that occur when we make certain facial expressions such as squinting, showing surprise, laughing, and similar behaviors. These are expressions and are made mostly with the muscles on the upper third of the face.
When Botox is injected into one of these muscles it temporarily paralyzes the muscle. It does this by blocking the nerve messages from the muscle to the brain. When the brain doesn’t receive the message to contract the muscle, the muscle remains relaxed. Without the contraction, the wrinkle that forms on the skin above never forms.
How long does Botox work its magic?
Botox keeps the injected muscle from contracting for around four months in most people. At that point, the body will absorb the now-inert material and the muscle will begin to contract again. At that point, another Botox session will continue your results.
Want to take your crow’s feet off the guest list for your holiday party? Call us at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305 and schedule a Botox session.
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