How Botox Works
Normal facial expressions – such as squinting, smiling, frowning or “worrying” – cause the muscles in the face contract. Over time these natural contractions cause permanent creasing in the skin – and lines, wrinkles and furrows develop in the forehead and around the eyes, which get deeper with time.
Both Botox and Xeomin are in a class of drugs called “neurotoxins” that block the nerve signals that control these muscle contractions. Without the nerves signalling them to contract, the muscles stay in a relaxed position. As a result the lines, wrinkles, furrows and creases between the eyes and eyebrows soften – and crow’s feet are diminished.
The result is or a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Most patients report that skillfully injected Botox takes ten or more years of their appearance. In addition to making one more attractive and confident, appearing younger can also provide benefits in the highly competitive job market.
Additionally, in addition to reducing existing lines, Botox has been clinically demonstrated to help prevent new lines from forming! And, Botox is also medically approved for a variety other medical uses, as well. Botox can be administered to alleviate headaches, treat urinary incontinence, reduce eyelid spasms, and stop hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).