Botox injection procedure is often called by practitioners and patients as the ?fountain of youth?. It is represented by a protein complex which is produced by such bacterium as clostridium botulinum. It is necessary to mention the fact that it is the same bacterium that causes food poisoning which is known as botulism. As for botox, it is a purified form of the bacterium. It was developed in 1980 by dermatologists. Originally it was aimed at treating muscle disorders, like uncontrolled blinking. As for the cosmetic usage, it was put to it only in 1987.
Botox injection procedure is used to treat turkey neck, crow's feet and frown lines between eyebrows and other fine lines and wrinkles that appear as a result of frowning and squinting for years. As a rule such wrinkles make the person seem angry, tired and sad though the person does not really feel like that. As the lines appear as a result of muscle contraction they can be repaired by making the muscles under the skin inactive and week. Botox injection procedure affects the wrinkles in the same way. The results may be seen a few days after the procedure. The process allows skin to return to the natural position avoiding unnecessary strain of muscles and appearance of wrinkles.
Botox injection procedure is considered to be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry of cosmetic surgery. More and more people choose this procedure as a good alternative to surgery. FDA has approved it. The technique presupposes the use of a hypodermic needle into affected area right into the muscles below the skin surface. The procedure binds nerve endings and blocks the release of such a chemical as acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a chemical which ?tells? muscles when to contract. When the chemical is blocked muscles do not contract and stay relaxed. As the muscles stay relaxed the skin above them also stays relaxed, smooth and flat. Such smooth surface lasts for about three to four months before some original strength of the muscle returns and the muscle begins to contract again.
Patients also notice that despite the muscles start contracting again, the wrinkles are not that deep as they have been before the operation. Moreover, new lines do not form either. The nature of the procedure is very fast-acting, so positive results of botox injection procedure can be seen a week after it.
It is of paramount importance that botox injection procedure as well as any other dermatological procedure should be done by a professional practitioner, like dermatologist. The procedure should be performed in clinic by accredited and qualified professionals who administer the treatment. Only under such conditions there is a guarantee to receive effective and safe treatment as well as reduce the potential misuse of the product. As the success rate of the procedure is very high, it is getting extremely popular. It is a perfect variant for those who do not want to subject themselves to surgery, to undergo different complicated procedures and is completely satisfied with being treated for only some minutes every three ? four months.