WHAT IS BOTOX ?
Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as BOTOX, consists of a natural neurotoxic protein formed by the bacterium clostridium botulinum that when injected into tightened and strained muscles, relaxes and weakens them. The result is your skin adopting a smoother and more youthful appearance. This is a solution that temporarily paralyzes the muscles so that they no longer contract as easily and crease your skin with their every movement.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
Needles might seem scary sometimes, but with a fine needle and the soft touch of our nurses, this treatment is a completely endurable experience. Botox is injected into muscles that cause lines and wrinkles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses from reaching them, and therefore relaxing them from constant tightening. When those muscles are calmed, they no longer contract to show lines or wrinkles on your face.
HOW LONG HAS BOTOX BEEN USED FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES?
BOTOX® has been used for cosmetic treatment for nearly 20 years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced approval of cosmetic usage of botulinum toxin type A, also known as BOTOX® Cosmetic, to relieve moderate to severe wrinkles and lines for a temporary amount of time on April 12, 2002. Since then, Botox usage has become an increasingly popular choice that serves millions, spanning younger and older generations alike.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA for temporary treatment of moderate to severe glabella lines between the brows. With little to zero recovery time and visible results in one to two weeks, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of people.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
At DermaFashion Medical Spa, we understand the significance that your appearance has for you, especially when it comes to your face, your identity in the world. Our nurses have a very extensive knowledge of the muscles in your face, which enables them to give you a customized recommendation on how to reach your treatment goals. Botox® treatment is an art that shines best under the hand of our experienced professionals.
- Between the Eyebrows (Frown Lines)
- Around the Eyes (Crow’s Feet)
- Upper lip
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS OF MY TREATMENT?
Botox® treatment does not yield an instant result. The Botox® starts to work in 3-5 days. The full result of your Botox® treatment will be seen 10-14 days after your treatment.
HOW LONG WILL MY BOTOX LAST?
The average duration of a Botox® treatment is 2 to 4 months.