Ask Dr. Peirson – What exactly is BOTOX® and how does it work?
What exactly is BOTOX® and how does it work?
BOTOX Cosmetic® is derived from naturally occurring bacteria then made into a medication. It’s used therapeutically to treat migraines, TMJ, and excessive sweating, but it is best known for cosmetically softening wrinkles. BOTOX® is an extraordinarily safe, effective drug that has been used by millions of people since its inception in the 80s.
The muscles used in facial expressions cause the overlying skin to wrinkle in an accordion-like fashion; when we are younger, those lines relax naturally, but as we age the lines remain, resulting in laugh lines or frown lines. These may make us look worried, angry or tired, even when we’re not.
BOTOX® prevents specific muscles from contracting via a few tiny injections. The skin crease gradually decreases in depth and severity, smoothing away excessive worry and frown lines. Ultimately, BOTOX® effectively weakens the muscles that produce the unwanted wrinkles, thereby causing lines to disappear or diminish dramatically. BOTOX® should only be injected by a physician (or nurse with oversight by a physician) in an accredited office.
Call us and find out why BOTOX® is the choice of thousands of men and women of Guelph!