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What is Botox?

With all the hype and insanity over people getting Botox injections for everything from a sagging chin to a droopy eyelid, one must wonder just what it is that Botox does and how exactly does it work? 

We first must look at just how this amazing miracle of modern science came to be. Botulinum toxins, which are what Botox basically comes from, were first researched back in the good old 60s during the hippie era. Originally the purpose of this was to treat neurological disorders. In 1989 Botox was finally approved by the FDA to treat eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), strabismus (crossed eyes) and even wrinkles. In the year 2000 it was approved to treat cervical dystonia. This is a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions. In their research, doctors discovered that Botox softened the frown lines between the eyebrows. It was after this discovery that Botox officially came into existence and was FDA approved on April 15, 2002. 

So, what exactly does Botox do? How does it work? Well, when Botox is injected into the muscles of the forehead, it blocks nerve impulses which results in the weakening of the muscles that cause frowning. Eventually over a period of several months, given enough of these injections, the frown lines start to get softer and, in many cases, eventually disappear completely. Botox injections themselves are the diluted form of botulism. Yes, the same botulism that can make us ill. But Botox cosmetic is a purified form of the Botulism toxin. 

The next question is how exactly does it work? Well, to put it simply, every time you laugh, smile, frown, or for that matter do just about anything with your facial muscles, wrinkles are caused by the underlying contractions of these muscles. That is why people who have had Botox injections literally look like mannequins. You will still have enough movement to look semi-human (a matter of opinion) but not enough to cause these wrinkles. Therefore, having Botox injections would make you look younger. 

Botox is considered the most effective and quick-fix treatment if you want to see results and have a certain amount of budget. Remember- Relax, Regenerate, Revitalize yourself.

Lily Seed Owner/Spa Director
Revita Medical Esthetics & Spa


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