What are Botox Injections?
Botox is one brand of a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, a chemical toxin that is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although these medicines are made up of the same toxin that causes botulism, they are generally safe to use as an injectable medicine. That's because it's used in very small quantities and injected into specific areas.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Botox Injections?
Botulinum toxin type A works by stopping the release of a chemical messenger (a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine) from the nerve cells. The effects are restricted to the area being treated, and because the nerve fibers usually regenerate after a couple of months, the effects are only temporary.
When injected into a muscle, the toxin blocks the signals between nerves and the muscle. The muscle loses the ability to contract and becomes weakened or temporarily paralyzed. When injected into the skin, botulinum toxin type A can block the action of the nerves that control your sweat glands.
What are the Benefits of Botox Injections?
Botox can prevent lines and wrinkles from occurring. Botox can also help stop aging in it's tracks by lifting droopy eyebrows and stop teeth grinding, prevent excessive sweating, headaches and helps with acne and rosacea.