More and more people are turning to cosmetic doctors for rejuvenation techniques, to help their face reflect the way they feel inside. One such rejuvenation techniques is the Botox treatment. It can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause facial wrinkles. The following information explains how Botox treatment works and what is involved in the treatment.
How and why do wrinkles form?
Many facial wrinkles form when we use our muscles to make facial expressions. The wrinkles formed during these expressions are called dynamic wrinkles. For example, when we smile our eye wrinkles becomes prominent and when we frown the vertical lines between our eyebrows become noticeable.
When we are young, our skin springs back to its initial position after a facial expression. But as we get older, dynamic wrinkles remain on the skin to form static wrinkles: they are the wrinkles and folds that are present when the skin is at rest. This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen (the major natural protein in skin), elastin (the protein that causes tissue to stretch) and Hyaluronic acid (which gives skin volume) decrease with age. This together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all continue to the creation of wrinkles and folds.
What is Botox treatment?
Botox is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkles causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in Botox treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way, penicillin is derived from mould. It is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions. Botox is a prescription only medicine and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional.
How does Botox treatment work?
Botox can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (the wrinkles that are formed during facial expression). Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them preventing undesirable facial expressions. Thus, the lines gradually smoothen and new lines are prevented from forming.Back to Services