Botox injections are renowned for their ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They are also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder, and lazy eye.
Botoxinjections can also help prevent chronic migraines. Botox works by blocking signals from nerves to muscles, causing wrinkles to relax and soften.
Décolleté wrinkles are often inherited and can form even at age 30. Fortunately, these lines can be relaxed when Botox is injected into the chest muscles. The needle used to inject Botox is very small, so you will experience minimal discomfort or pain during the procedure. Botox is known for treating forehead wrinkles and crow's feet, which are those pesky lines around the eyes that appear when you squint or laugh.
But what exactly is Botox? The active ingredient in Botox, “Botulinum Toxin A”, is a neuromodulator that works by blocking the interaction between nerve and muscle cells. It blocks the absorption of this substance into the muscle receptor, which inhibits the brain's ability to signal muscles to move, allowing them to relax. Botox can also be injected into the lower cheeks on each side of the face to soften the effects of the muscles. Botox has become a generic term for all of these products, even among those receiving Dysport or Myobloc injections.
It has become one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Some people have taken not sweating a step further and have started receiving Botox injections specifically for the purpose of keeping their breakouts fresher for longer by injecting Botox into the scalp and hairline. If your jawline has become less defined, a little Botox along the jaw muscles can stretch the skin upwards to achieve a defined and crisp effect. Keep in mind that Botox breaks down every three or four months, so it will be necessary to repeat visits.