Botox Information And History
What is Botox?
Botox is a substance derived from botulinum toxin A which is a neurotoxin that is used clinically in small quantities to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.
History of botox:
Botulinum toxins were first researched in the late 1960s to treat neurological disorders and for that otox were first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking, and strabismus, crossed eyes. In 2000, it was approved to treat cervical dystonia which is a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions and as an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox softened the frown lines between the eyebrows. So botox came into existence.
In April 2002 due to the FDA Approval, the FDA was satisfied by its review of studies indicating that Botox reduced the severity of frown lines for up to 120 days and approved the drug. It is under review for approval to treatments for disorders like brow furrow, migraine headache, chronic tension headache, upper limb spasticity, juvenile cerebral palsy, and hyperhidrosis.
Botox has now become the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed. In the year 2003 there were 2,272,080 botox injections performed and these botox injections treat the wrinkles that are caused by muscle contraction, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and neck bands. These disorders can be safely and successfully treated with Botox.
How does it work?
Every time when you smile, laugh or frown wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles. Years and years of making these expressions, thus causing a crease in the skin, makes these creases permanent and for this no eye cream or anti-wrinkle cream can smooth out these wrinkles. And hence botox is injected into the affected area and temporarily paralyzes the muscles so that you cannot make these creases in the skin and due to this you will still have movement which allows you to still look like you, but not enough movement to cause a wrinkle. Taking the botox treatment you will look younger.
If you are pregnant and breast feeding or you are allergic to any ingredients of botox it is recommended by doctor not to go under botox treatment since it may result into any of the problems like headache, flu-like symptoms, facial pain, nausea, double vision, muscle weakness, temporary eyelid droops,etc.
Benefits of using botox injections?
Botox injections are a diluted form of botulism which is injected into facial muscles to weaken the muscles that form wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic is purified botulinum toxin and is used to soften facial lines and wrinkles and it also works well for forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
Dr Gonzaléz is also a licensed Botox and Juvederm provider and is a Board Certified Aesthetician. Beauty and skin rejuvenation treatments are also services she is happy to provide.
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