As people gain in years, they begin to wear their years more and more visibly. The action of facial muscles serves to cut grooves into our faces. Just as the thousands of prairie schooners of old wore the deep gashes of the Oregon Trail that can still be seen today, decades of squinting, frowning, smiling, and scowling leave their marks. Mercifully, these wrinkles do not have to be permanent!
The answer is, strangely enough, the injection of small doses of a purified toxin called Clostridium botulinum. In 1949, it was realized that the first toxin effectively inhibited neuromuscular transmission and, starting in 1980, it began to see all kinds of medical uses.
Beginning with the treatment of strabismus, an eye disorder, it also has been used-with or without FDA approval-to treat eye and facial muscular “ticks”, incontinence, migraines, excessive sweating, and an impressive number of the spastic disorders associated with diseases of the central nervous system. Not until 2002, however, did the FDA give approval for Botox to be used cosmetically to smooth frown lines between the eyebrows.
The most modern Botox Chicago offers can effectively decrease wrinkles in common problem areas, most specifically the deeply carved frown lines on the forehead, laugh lines around the mouth, and tiny crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. Some people also have Botox injected into the neck to get a more youthful look overall.
It is a great way to decrease the appearance of aging without undergoing surgery. The procedure, which causes small discomfort, only takes around ten minutes, and results are soon apparent. Botox works by preventing muscular activity, therefore it will not make you look “different”. Results can last up to four months.
If you are displeased with all the lines you see when you look in the mirror, get proactive! Botox is a simple way to recover smoother, younger looking skin in just days. You should be able to look in the mirror and smile at what you see!
Author: Fabian ToulouseThis author has published 35 articles so far.