What is Botox and how does it work in your face?

What is Botox and how does it work in your face?

Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It’s the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Doctors use it in small doses to treat health problems, including:-

  • Temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles and improving your appearance
  • Severe underarm sweating
  • Cervical dystonia – a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
  • Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking
  • Strabismus – misaligned eyes
  • Chronic migraine
  • Overactive bladder

Botox when used in the facial region can be used to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles that deepen with expression within the face. These include the horizontal lines of the forehead, the frown lines between brows and the smile lines (crows feet) on the sides of the eyes. They typically last 3-4 months. It works by relaxing the affected muscle by blocking the nerve’s signals that tells the muscle to contract. Deeper lines and wrinkles need a combination approach with Botox, fillers, lasers, and microneedling/PRP. Here at Ciao Bella Aesthetics our award winning Director Alex recommends getting a formal consultation in which a treatment plan will be produced specifically for you.

Consultations are FREE at Ciao Bella Aesthetics and are ONLY undertaken by suitably medically trained nurses, so you know that you are in safe hands.

All Botox cost can be found in our BLOG How Much Does Botox Cost?

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