WHAT IS BOTOX INJECTABLE MADE OF?
Botox Injectable is a simple protein, manufactured naturally by bacteria (similar to penicillin coming from a mold). The protein sterilized and lyophilized and then reconstituted, again in a sterile fashion by your physician or professional. The protein is made up of two peptides, held together by a disulfide bond. When administered near a selected muscle, the Botox Injectable makes its way to the selected muscle and is absorbed into the nerve that directly results in contraction of that muscle, where it will produce temporary, very localized blockade of muscle contraction function. This blockade is temporary and after several months the body has enzymes that break the Botox Injectable in its harmless, naturally occurring peptide components.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX INJECTABLE INJECTIONS?
Individuals with dynamic expression lines that they find unattractive are excellent candidates for the treatment. The use of very small amounts of Botox Injectable into undesirable animation lines and the muscles underneath them can soften the lines. Affecting positively what kind of impression and expression that you project externally and soft tissue smoothening of the skin can occur. Depending on the muscles that are injected, the muscles that pull down various areas of the face can be relaxed, allowing the elevator muscles to work without competition and provide a tonic elevation of the brow, cheek, jowl line and neck. It can also be used to modify sweating under the arms and is frequently used to reduce sweating in the armpit region, palms of the hands, soles of the feet and hairline region.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BOTOX INJECTABLE TREATMENT?
Following a thorough history and physical examination, one of our highly qualified medical professionals will discuss the areas of concern with you. The undesirable facial muscles affecting overlying wrinkle patterns will be treated. Generally, the treatment lasts just a few minutes. There is very little discomfort and, in most circumstances, there is little to minimal bruising and the patient can apply makeup immediately afterwards and return to regular activities. Exercise, rubbing the treated areas, coughing or bending over should be avoided for 3 hours, after which time any activity can be resumed.
A very small needle is used, the kind of small needle that would be used to administer insulin to diabetic patients. Topical anesthetic cream and other techniques such as ice or topical air chillers can be used to reduce the minimal amount of discomfort associated with the treatment.