Botox is a neuromodulator and has been a game changer in the anti-aging medicine as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles.
Since its approval by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox has been a leading injectable in the world and rightfully so.
With no downtime, discomfort or anesthesia, very low incidence of side effects (1%), affordable price combined with the notable improvement of the appearance, Botox is hard to beat and easy to get addicted to.
Botox, a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, has a neuromuscular blocking effect and works by relaxing the facial muscles. It is used for a wide spectrum of facial lines and wrinkles: crow’s feet, frown lines, marionette lines (below the corners of the mouth), bunny lines (across the top of the nose), forehead lines, smoker’s lines and smile lines.
Although Botox is primarily used to reduce the skin wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles, it can also be used to create a lifting effect. There are two groups of muscles on the face that have opposite effects: the ones that pull the skin down (depressors) and those that pull it up (levators). An experienced injector can create a lifting effect by preferentially blocking the depressor muscles.
Botox also is widely and safely used for the treatment of various medical conditions, such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraine headaches, facial acne, back pain, stroke-related muscle contractures, blepharospasms and even depression.
Depending on a person, the area to be treated and the injector’s technique, the maintenance treatments might be required every 4-6 months.
There are, of course, some instances when the use of Botox is contraindicated.
Only licensed and certified professionals are to be trusted with this treatment. Individual results vary.
At LA Beauty Skin Center we have a state-of-the-art technology and a highly qualified team of professionals ready to attend to your personalized needs and to answer the questions you might have.
Please call us at 818-888-0001 for your free consultation.