Botox has been around for a good amount of time now. And if you’re looking to reduce the signs of aging or even prevent them altogether, then Botox just might be the answer you’re looking for.
Injection of Botulinum toxin type A, or Botox, is the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. Even with its popularity, there are still many myths and misinformation about this procedure. So we’re here to set a few things straight and get you the right information.
What is Botox?
Botox is made up of Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
When small amounts of Botox are injected into a muscle, the muscle ceases to contract, thus preventing wrinkle formation of the skin. As we get older and lose elasticity in the skin, a permanent crease can form, leaving a wrinkle that is noticeable even without muscle contraction. Botox does not reduce these wrinkles, but may help soften them.
When used as a preventative anti-aging treatment, Botox helps avoid wrinkles in the skin that, when they happen frequently, lead to those dreaded lines and wrinkles.
Is Botox dangerous?
While Botox can sound scary due to the myths associated with it, when administered by a trained professional like the ones we have here, it’s completely safe. Only 36 cases of adverse effects from Botox have even been reported to the FDA between 1989 and 2003.
How long does Botox last?
The effects of Botox typically occur within 7-10 days after the procedure and can last up to 6 months.
What is Botox used for?
While antiaging is one of the most commonly known uses for Botox, there are actuall others as well.
In addition to reducing signs of aging, Botox is also used for hyperhidrosis, a disease characterized by excessive sweating. It is typically injected in the underarm, palms, feet and forehead. Some insurance carriers may cover this treatment, so make sure to check if it can help you.
Dr. Brodsky has spent many years practicing the art of Botox.
Book an appointment with us if you think Botox is the right solution for you!
*Individual Results May Vary