A Quick Guide to Botox

What is Botox?

Botox (botulinum toxin type A) has been used for more than 15 years in the cosmetic surgery industry as a popular treatment for skin wrinkles. It is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is often harmful when present in high doses and is the toxin that causes food poisoning. However, a small amount of dilute can be safely injected under the skin to act as a muscle relaxant.

How should it work?

Botox is used to treat lines and folds by injecting small amounts into facial muscle tissue. Normally, chemicals released by nerve cells in facial muscle tissue cause them to contract and frown. Botox blocks the chemical signals that lead to the weakening of muscle contraction and smoothes the physical appearance of the skin. You get to know more about the best Botulinum toxin online certification courses through the web sources.

Contrary to popular opinion, skillfully applied Botox will not paralyze facial muscle tissue completely, it will only relax and reduce its responsiveness.

What does Botox do for us?

Botox treatment can reduce the appearance of frowns, forehead wrinkles, and crow's feet around the eyes. It can also be taken to treat folds around the mouth.  Botox treatment will not reduce lines due to sun damage and may not be fully effective on very deep folds.