Botox is an FDA-approved purified neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium A, which acts to block acetylcholine release at motor nerve ends. Botox is used in small therapeutic doses in cosmetics for reduction of muscle contraction associated with unwanted facial expression lines or wrinkles. Botox injections are a nonsurgical, minimally invasive alternative to facial Rejuvenation. By relaxing and softening the muscles of the treated areas, Botox can relieve you of your unwanted wrinkles.
Through the constant use of facial muscle movement of expression we develop wrinkles. Wrinkles are lines that form in the skin and can be described as both static and dynamic. Static wrinkles are those that form as the skin ages and loses elasticity and remain even when our facial muscles are relaxed, becoming more prominent as we age. Dynamic wrinkles are result of facial expressions such as during laughter, when worried and frowning, and typically fade with a relaxed expression. Over time, dynamic wrinkles can transition to static wrinkles resulting in a worried, tired, and aged look.
Botox relaxes these muscles and provides a fresher more youthful appearance. Typical areas treated are:
- The glabellar area of frown lines which are the vertical lines between the eyebrows, also known as the 11’s
- Lateral canthal rhytids which are the lines at the outer corner of the eyes commonly known as “crow’s feet”
- The horizontal lines (pleats) across the forehead.
Botox is diluted in small about of bacteriostatic normal saline which is isotonic (compatible) to the body and is injected in small controlled amounts with a very fine needle, therefore preventing the contraction of the muscles causing wrinkling. Onset of effect is typically 7 days with effects lasting up to twelve to fourteen weeks with a gradual return of muscle movement. Individual results vary depending on dose administered and client preference.
The emphasis on appearance is no longer restricted to women. Men today are not only embracing a good workout at the gym but also lending attention to healthier habits through good nutrition, hydration, rest and protecting their skin.
Our “Bro’s” are taking better care of themselves, they too desire to look and feel better. Botox is not just for the ladies though. Guys, we’re in the era of manscaping, gym workouts, eyebrow grooming. Following Botox injections there are no signs of having” work done”, with the benefit of smoothing, lifting and a more relaxed, fresh appearance without the stigma associated with cosmetic procedures. Why not diminish frown lines and crow’s feet through Botox to keep a youthful appearance? Botox can be Bro-tox too.
Don’t hold back your full potential by limiting yourself to the gym. Get the young look you’re after! Regardless of gender, don’t we all want to match the outside with what we’re feeling on the inside? Call 203-993-5333 or come in for a free consultation!