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What is Botox & How Does It Work?

Did you know that Botox is one of the most common facial rejuvenation procedures? Over the past decade, Botox has risen in popularity and has seen a marked increase in the number of procedures performed all over Canada and North America. As Botox becomes more popular, many people want to know the benefits of this cosmetic procedure.

What I would like to share is that Botox is one of the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world used primarily to soften or eliminate forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.  Facial muscles are used to smile, frown or allow any facial expression and this muscle activity contributes to your facial lines and wrinkles. Facial lines often commence as dynamic lines and deepen becoming static lines which, over time, create permanent furrows.  Once the muscles are relaxed, lines and wrinkles smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

What is Botox?

Botox injections are noted primarily for their ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They're also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.

Botox injections use a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA to temporarily prevent a muscle from moving. This toxin is produced by the microbe that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning. Botox was the first drug to use botulinum toxin.