Say Hello to Your Holiday Parties with Your Botulinum Toxin Friend
- Posted on: Dec 30 2016
Holiday parties. We all have them and sometimes they can feel like a competition to show the new dress, the new haircut, even the new boob job. But that’s a lot to go through to impress co-workers, wouldn’t you say?
So, why not come to Creative Image and get a little Botox instead. It only takes minutes and can make you look years younger, without a suture in sight!
What is Botox?
You would have needed to be living in a box for the past 14 years to not have at least heard of Botox. It is one of the most famous brand names in the world. The FDA approved Botox in 2002 to address wrinkles and lines on the upper third of the face.
Botox is made of the botulinum toxin type A. This is the same bacterium responsible for botulism in humans. Yes, that sounds scary, but those nutty scientists made it not so. They discovered that when injected in very tiny amounts into a muscle, botulinum toxin type A temporarily paralyzes the muscle, causing it to not contract. This is how Botox does its work on facial wrinkles, by paralyzing the muscles.
You may not know it, but there are two types of wrinkles — static and dynamic. Static wrinkles are there all the time for the world to see. They are usually the result of sun damage and a loss of collagen in the skin as we age. Dynamic wrinkles are different; they are formed by repeated muscle contractions under the skin. When we do routine things like smile or frown or squint, it requires muscle contractions. Over time wrinkles form on the skin surface from these behaviors.
Botox to the rescue. When injected by the Creative Image team into the muscles causing, let’s say, your crow’s feet, the Botox paralyzes those muscles. It does this by simply blocking the signals from the nerve to the brain telling the muscle to contract. Without the message, the brain doesn’t initiate the muscle contraction. And without the contraction, the wrinkle on the surface either doesn’t appear or is dramatically less visible.
This nerve blocking lasts for around four months in most patients. At that point the muscle will again begin to contract and the wrinkle will reappear. But you can keep your results by simply having another Botox session. Plus, over time, the muscles injected kind of learn to be a little more relaxed and tend to not only need less Botox, but to not form wrinkles that are as dramatic.
So, why not get rid of those crow’s feet or your forehead lines for the holiday shindig? All it takes is a few minutes with the Creative Image Laser Solutions team. Call us at 325-641-1927 to schedule your appointment.