What is Botox?
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What is Botox and How It Works For Wrinkles.
Some wrinkles develop as a result of overactive muscles. Botox works by keeping these muscles relaxed so that they don’t contribute to wrinkles like crows feet, horizontal forehead lines and frown lines between the brows. Botox molecules prevent nerve fibers from releasing a chemical transmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine causes muscles to contract. By blocking the release of this transmitter, the muscles stay relaxed.
You might get a better sense of how Botox works by watching this video
Botox Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin) is a highly purified protein derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. This neurotoxin temporarily relaxes the muscles causing a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles. Botox effects typically last about 3-4 months and it is most commonly used around the forehead and eyes.
Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the US today and it has a safety profile better than that of Aspirin.
Botex is Botox Cosmetic
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes nerves. It is most commonly used in the face to minimize the frown muscles. The three areas commonly treated are the upper nose, forehead, and around the eyes. The result is a smoothing effect that lasts approximately 3 months. I highly recommend you try it. I consider it the fountain of youth.
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Botox®, is a popular non-surgical injection from Allergan that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
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