How Does Botox® Cosmetic Work?
Expression lines and wrinkles form naturally throughout our lives. Made from botulinum toxin A, Botox® Cosmetic works by temporarily blocking the communication between specific facial nerves and muscles, telling the muscles to stop contracting. Without the tension caused by the muscles, skin can relax and become smooth as lines and wrinkles fade.
Doctors use Botox® Cosmetic in many places other than the face, where it works the same way. For example, Botox® Cosmetic may be used to control excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) by interrupting the signals from nerves that tell that part of the body to sweat.
Botox® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin but it does not have any toxic effect on nerves or muscles. Results will fade away over time, making Botox® Cosmetic a temporary, safe anti-aging treatment.
Where Can Botox® Cosmetic Be Used?
Botox® Cosmetic has many medical uses. As well as controlling lines and wrinkles on the face, it also works for the following conditions and many others:
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
While cosmetic Botox® Cosmetic can make a huge difference in a person’s life by giving them back a more youthful, wrinkle-free appearance, medical Botox® Cosmetic can also change lives by treating medical issues you may have. In all situations, Botox® Cosmetic works temporarily, and treatment needs to be repeated.