There’s no denying the popularity of Botox these days. When one hears of Botox, one might associate it with words such as anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, or, wrinkle-fighter. Yet wouldn’t it be wonderful if you actually know how Botox works? By the time you visit us here at our Cleveland non-surgical cosmetic practice, you won’t be as clueless anymore about the popular injectable. In addition, you’ll be able to explain it in detail to friends and family!
A Brief History of Botox
Botox was first used in the 1980s to treat eye muscle disorders such as strabismus and eyelid spasms. However, injection to the forehead led to the discovery that Botox can actually improve the appearance of wrinkles. In 2002, the FDA approved the cosmetic use of Botox — treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows. Its off-label use of treating crow’s feet was also finally approved in 2013.
How it Works
By and large, Botox paralyzes the muscles involved in a contraction which in turn leads to the appearance of wrinkles. The muscle paralysis is brought about by the ability of Botox to block the release of acetylcholine which is specifically responsible in causing your muscles to contract. The appearance of wrinkles is significantly reduced within a week of the injection and results can last between 3 to 6 months. In addition to cosmetic use of Botox, in our practice it is used for treatment and control of chronic migraine headache.
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