Reducing wrinkles is a common reason for Botox injections. Perhaps you’re interested in Botox for this reason and would like to know more about it. Here’s a look at how facial Botox works.
What is Botox Calgary?
Facial Botox is actually a neurotoxin that’s derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria naturally occur in the environment and is generally harmless; however, if the population increases the bacteria can start producing botulinum toxin. Botulism, an illness that affects the respiratory system and can be deadly, is caused by botulinum toxin. Despite being such a poisonous substance, the toxin has proven useful and successful.
How Does Facial Botox Function?
Like other neurotoxins, botulinum toxin disrupts the process that allows neurons to communicate. When Botox Calgary is injected into humans, it keeps messages from nerve cells from reaching muscle cells. This paralyzes the muscle cells, reducing abnormal contraction so that the muscles become less stiff.
What are the Uses of Botox?
Botox Calgary is commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by relaxing the muscles. In addition to this popular cosmetic use, Botox is used to treat certain medical conditions such as excessive sweating, migraines, and leaky bladders.
The Botox Procedure
During Botox injections, the botulinum toxin is diluted to a very small concentration in saline and then injected into the muscle tissue. The injections are well tolerated and have few side effects.
How to Care for Your Botox
After receiving injections, care for your Botox by following the directions of the provider. In general, you should avoid manipulating the area for at least three hours, lying down for at least four, and performing strenuous activities for at least six.
Botox is a powerful substance that produces impressive results when used correctly. Visit a reputable provider and follow their instructions to care for your Botox to enjoy smoother skin.
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