Technically, Botox is a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. In its native form, it actually makes people sick, but, medical professionals, like Dr. King, use a purified version of the toxin to counter the effects of aging.
As the name suggestions, dynamic wrinkles appear due to movement. They are the frown lines, smile lines, and forehead wrinkles that take years to form. Facial muscle contractions, like lifting the eyebrows or curling up the ends of the lips, create creases in the skin. It's not really about aging, but repetitive use. As a person gets older, their skin loses some of its elasticity and healing power, too, which hastens the process.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for those troubling facial contractions. It's a preventative measure to reduce the risk of dynamic wrinkle formation, so the cheeks and forehead remain smooth. After several injections, certain wrinkles are less likely to form.
There are other medical uses for Botox, as well. It is a common treatment for:
Even given the toxic nature of Botox, the risks are minimal when you receive injections from an experienced professional like Dr. King. Some side effects patients may see include:
More serious complications are rare but possible. Dr. King goes over the risk factors with you before beginning Botox treatments. Some potential problems include:
In the hands of a trained professional, Botox provides effective and safe results for those looking to prevent dynamic wrinkles.
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