Time, sun, stress, hormonal changes and
environmental influences take their toll on skin
causing it to become damaged and unhealthy. Skin
health restoration is not a product it is a process!
Skin health restauration requires control of key
cell types: Kerainocytes, melanocytes and
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a therapeutic agent derived from the
bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum; Also known as
Botulinum Toxin Type A. The brand BOTOX is produced
in controlled laboratory conditions and given in
extremely small therapeutic doses originally for the
treatment of blepharospasm (eye spasm) and
strabismus (misalignment of the eye). BOTOX Purified
Neurotoxin Complex is a vacuum-dried form of
purified botulinum toxin type A and is being
investigated for several conditions associated with
overactive muscle activity.
How Does BOTOX Work?
Normally, your brain sends electrical messages to
your muscles so that they can contract and move. The
electrical message is transmitted to the muscle by a
substance called acetylcholine. BOTOX works to block
the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the
muscle does not receive the message to contract.
This means that the muscle spasms or movements that
cause wrinkling, stop or are greatly reduced after
using BOTOX. Patients sometimes refer to the effects
of the injection to their area of treatment as being
What To Expect At Your BOTOX Appointment
BOTOX is injected with a micro-needle into the
muscle(s) that your individual needs require. The
most requested areas of treatment and complaint are
the forehead and outer eye area. One to five
injections are usually given per muscle. It may take
approximately 30 minutes to complete an average
amount of injections during your visit. Many
surgeons advise that patients report very little
pain or discomfort associated with BOTOX injections
due the size of the micro-needle, but you will feel
at least some discomfort due to the injection. It
has been described as a feeling of great "pressure".
After your treatment, you will usually see the
effects of BOTOX within a few hours to three days.
Care must be taken in restricting the amount of
muscle movements in the treatment area while it
"settles in In The Weeks Ahead
Maximum benefit is reached in one to two weeks. The
effects last approximately three months thereafter
from a single treatment of BOTOX. Resulting in the
smoothing of your skin and the improvement of fine
lines and superficial wrinkles in the area of your
treatment. When the effects start wearing off, you
will notice a very gradual fading of its effects. At
this point you will return for your next treatment.
BOTOX has proven itself again and again in
eliminating superficial lines and wrinkles. Patients
report that during a course of treatment their lines
"seem to disappear" and the skin regains its former
Risks, Complications & Contraindications
Given its unique mechanism of action, BOTOX offers
sustained relief, dose after dose. As far as long
term effects are concerned, treatment with BOTOX can
typically be repeated indefinitely. However, if you
are pregnant or taking certain medications, you are
not eligible to receive BOTOX treatments. The
effects of BOTOX may be increased with the use of
certain antibiotics or other drugs that interfere
with neuromuscular transmission. Be sure to disclose
any and all pre-existing medical conditions and all
medications you may be currently taking before
undergoing any treatment.
Warning: Pregnant women must not receive injections
of BOTOX due to possible crossing of the placenta