What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that is injected into your face during Botox® treatment. Generally, there’s an association with ‘toxins’ being something negative that you don’t want in your body. In truth, too much of this toxin can be dangerous, but it is injected in safe amounts that won’t cause any harm.
The toxin itself helps to delay the signs of aging and get rid of moderate-to-severe wrinkles and fine lines. This is because it inhibits the facial muscles from contracting and making repetitive movements. It targets small muscles responsible for facial expressions, reducing their ability to wrinkle. In doing so, this stops the muscles from pulling the skin, scrunching it up, and creating lines that lead to dynamic wrinkles.
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® is proven to work, which is a huge benefit of the treatment. The science behind it can’t be disproven: by preventing your face from making repetitive expressions, you can stop wrinkles from forming. This makes your skin look a lot smoother and more youthful. The results can last for up to 4 months before touch up treatments are needed, which is rather impressive for an injectable neurotoxin.
You don’t have to worry about the safety of Botox® either. It is FDA-approved and has passed numerous tests to ensure it is safe for use. You can enjoy anti-aging benefits without worrying about excessive side effects.