Botox is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles (reduction last 3 to 6 month) that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. When a small amount of Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. The effect is that it temporarily weakens or paralyzes the facial muscles and smoothes or eliminates wrinkles in the skin for a few months.
Botox is the right choice for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows which appear because of excessive contractions of facial muscles.
Botox is used for paralyzing the facial muscles which are couseing:
- Vertical wrinkles between eyebrowes,
- crow’s feet nasolabial folds (smile lines on the lateral canthus, corner of the eye)
- Wrinkles on forehead, nose, neck and upper lip,
- Eyebrows lifting.
Botulinum toxin is also used for hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased perspiration or sweating) treatment. In this case botulinum toxin paralyzes the sweat glands which are responsible for intensive sweating of particular body part. Places to inject botox are armpits, palms and feet. The effects can last from 8-12 months depending on the site of injections.