Did you know that BOTOX injections are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery today? In fact, Botox injections far outnumber breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery on the nose), as the most preferred aesthetic surgical procedure. In western culture, attractiveness is closely wedded to youthfulness. The appearance of wrinkles on the face is a source of anxiety for millions of women and men.
Studies show that wrinkles begin to appear as early as the age of 27. If it is our face that betrays our age the first, no wonder it the focus of so much anxiety. This is why we want age-defying intervention. BOTOX, as of now, appears to be the answer to some people’s prayers. Younger- looking and firmer skin is only a few small injections away.
BOTOX, short for Botulinum Toxin Type A, is a protein complex produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Medical professionals that work with BOTOX daily will assure you that it is sterilized and purified. When injected in small doses under the skin it works by interfering between muscle and nerve interactions, effectively preventing the release of acetylcholine by the nerve cells. This deadens the underlying muscle, prevents movement, and thus it will smooth out the skin. In fact, within a week wrinkles and fine lines are greatly reduced or completely eliminated.
In April 2002, the FDA approved the use of BOTOX injections as a treatment for the reduction of frown lines. Since then, it has come to be regarded as the fastest growing anti-aging cure in the country. Keep in mind that the FDA cautions against using Botox more than once in a 3 month period. The FDA also recommends using the lowest possible effective dose in a session.
So, the next time you are looking in the mirror and see a few wrinkles and lines that you’d like to see go away, talk to your doctor about BOTOX. This quick procedure can have you putting your best face forward in 2012, with a new-found confidence that will take you to great places.