With Rare Side Effects, Botox Remains in Demand
Posted on August 17, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
Why are Botox treatments continually in demand in Los Angeles and Hollywood? It’s largely due to the significant numbers of actors and models who repeatedly opt for Botox despite easy access to all the latest beauty and cosmetic treatments.
The beautiful and the famous return to Botox for a simple reason: It works. And with science behind it, Botox is a proven method for rejuvenating aging skin.
The science behind Botox
Botox is best known for creating smooth, wrinkle-free skin. It’s a purified form of botulinum toxin, which binds to receptors and nerve endings in the body. Botox impedes the release of a neurotransmitter, which essentially paralyzes muscles for the duration of the treatment — usually several months.
In addition to serving as an effective antidote for wrinkles, Botox also is used to treat headaches and neck spasms. Botox initially was used to treat the imbalanced eye muscles that result in crossed eyes, along with throat spasms.
What results can you expect?
Over time, collagen in the skin decreases and skin becomes less elastic, leading to permanent frown or smile lines. Botox treatments prevent facial muscles from contracting, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.
Botox takes about a week to fully take effect, and treatments need to be repeated every four to six months, when the results begin to wear off. The effects fade as the body breaks down the toxin and nerves begin sending signals again to the affected muscles.
Should you worry about side effects of Botox?
Side effects of Botox are rare and typically mild. However it’s critical that you see a licensed professional to administer Botox treatments. Before you go for your first treatment, schedule a consultation with an aesthetic physician, who will provide thorough information and answer any questions you might have.