What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria that has been used safely since the early 1990’s. This protein acts to temporarily reduce muscle activity by preventing nerve endings from stimulating their muscle fibers. At the moment it remains as one of the most recognized prescription products worldwide, one of the leading procedures in cosmetic and the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
Botox provides an immediate non-surgical solution to treating frown lines, upper facial wrinkles, and crows feet. Botox works by relaxing muscles caused by dynamic wrinkles and can be used as a preventive or corrective measure. Unlike Dermal Fillers, Botox does not have a long lasting effect and treatment for most need to be repeated every 4-6 months. The amount of Botox someone might need is measured in units and we provide this information to our clients through the consultation process.
Botox can also be used to treat Chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), overactive bladder, Crossed-eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm), and muscle stiffness/spasms or movement disorders (such as cervical dystonia, torticollis). These treatments plans are available at the clinic.