Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is administered as injections and is now being widely used.
When you frown, for instance, the muscles contract, and here Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitter that sends the signal from the nerve to the muscle, paralyzing the muscle and making the skin look smooth. The treatment lasts three to four months, because eventually the nerve finds new ways to move the muscle thus making the skin wrinkle again.
Injections with Botox are performed at Inviocare and only by certified health professionals.
Some people believe that Botox is extracted from the dangerous botulinum bacteria which can cause botulism. Botulinum toxins are some of the most poisonous substances that exist; however, Botox is isolated and refined in laboratories and is very safe compared to the dangerous botulinum bacteria. Furthermore, it is used for cosmetic purposes in a very low concentration (for example 5-15 units for forehead lines), while it requires at least 2500 units before it is referred to as a toxic (poisonous) quantity. Botox can also be utilized for other sufferings, such as spasms and headaches, where the muscle paralyzing effect can be beneficial.
Botox has the largest effect on dynamic wrinkles, i.e. wrinkles that are not yet permanent but only show while frowning, for example. Therefore, the treatment can give a very visible effect around eyes and brows particularly, but it will not erase permanent wrinkles.
Botox (which is a protein) is naturally broken down into amino acids with time. Some of the amino acids are reused for the build-up of new proteins while others are excreted via the kidneys and the urine.