Wednesday, 7 November 2012

BOTOX: Your questions answered part 1

More and more men are turning to Cosmetic Doctors for rejuvenation techniques, to help their faces reflect freshness and vitality.
One such technique is BOTOX treatment. It can be used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause upper facial lines (crow’s feet, forehead and glabellar frown lines) to form. 


Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions. The wrinkles formed during these expressions are called dynamic wrinkles. For example, when we smile our eye wrinkles become 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 facial expression, but as we get older dynamic wrinkles stay on our skin to form static wrinkles; these are the wrinkles and folds that are present at rest. This process occurs because the natural substances such as collagen (the major structural protein in the skin) elastin, (the protein that causes the skin to stretch) and hyaluronic acid (which gives the skin volume) decrease with age. This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds.
BOTOX is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in BOTOX 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. It is registered for the treatment of crow’s feet  (the lines that radiate from the corner of your eyes when you smile or squint), forehead lines (the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows) and glabellar frown lines (the vertical lines  that appear between your eyebrows when you frown).

BOTOX can be used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (these are the ones formed during facial expression). Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them and continue to makes the undesirable facial expressions. Thus, the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

Call 55264454 to book your appointment


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