What is Botox?
Botox or Botulinum toxin A is a bacterial toxin that severs the communication process from the nerve to the muscle. This makes it impossible for a particular nerve fiber to cause the muscle fibers it innervates to contract. Hence, botox causes targeted muscle paralysis. In controlled and minute quantities, botox injections to the face selectively paralyze the muscles causing fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox may also be used on bulky muscles, such as the jaw muscle that may be enlarged in individuals of certain Asian ethnicities. Botox injection leads to paralysis, and subsequent muscle wasting, thus minimizing the muscle bulk. This can decrease the width of the jaw and result in a more feminine appearance. The effects of botox lasts 3-4 months and may be repeated as often as needed.
- Gummy smile
- Neck Bands
- Smokers Lines
- Lip Lift
- Bunny Lines
- Crow's Feet
- Dimpled Chin
- Smile Lines
- Brow Lift
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead
- Droopy brows
- Thick calves
- Masseteric hypertrophy (wide jaw)
- Temporomandibular joint disorder
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat production)