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Botox is an injectable prescription medication that is available in the United States. The active ingredient is a neurotoxin known as Botulinum toxin.
The powerful Botulinum toxin works by interfering with the normal communication occurring between the muscles and nerves.
Nerves are able to tell muscles to contract via a messenger called Acetylcholine (ACh). Botox intercepts the ACh messenger, as long as the message is unable to get from the nerve to the muscle, the muscle will remain relaxed.
Botox is available by prescription and is approved for use for six medical conditions and one cosmetic condition.
The product used to treat wrinkles is known as Botox Cosmetic. This medication has been approved by the FDA to be used to reduce the appearance and severity of wrinkles.
Many times the placement of certain wrinkles causes an individual’s mood to be misinterpreted.
Some of these misinterpretations include:
Previously, facial plastic surgeons would perform surgery in their armamentarium. However, this surgical procedure usually provided only slight improvement. These procedures also exposed patients to all the risks that are associated with surgery.
Botox injections provide patients with an opportunity to manage their wrinkles without the use of a scalpel.
The three most common sites where Botox is injected are:
The treatment can be used on people who are 18 to 65 years. If treatments are not repeated every three to four months, the effects will wear off. The Botox Cosmetic injections are issued to the patient in the doctor’s office and are usually completed within 10 minutes.
For more information on Temecula Botox injections to eliminate wrinkles, contact Dr. Roland Fuertez at M.D. Diet Of Temecula today.