Learn the Basics About The Injectable Wrinkle Smoother
By Katherine Page
A pharmaceutical company called Allergan Inc. is known as the provider of BOTOX®, a drug administered non-surgically for cosmetic purposes catering to more than three million people in the year 2005 alone. There are may people who are happy with the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and you can be too when undergoing treatment at a clinic permitted to perform BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
From the handling of the vials containing this drug to the administration, the physician is held accountable for his every action. The practitioner who is capable in administering such treatment should have many years of experience in different injectables like BOTOX®. Selecting a practitioner who follows proper protocol is for your safety and health.
Treating glabellar lines caused by procerus/corrugator muscles with BOTOX® has been approved by Health Canada since 2001, then followed by the FDA in the year 2002. Treating lines and creases in the forehead and near the eyes was approved in 2006.
There are certain elements, which are known to compose a vial of BOTOX® Cosmetic and they are sodium chloride, 100 units of clostridium botulinum and a plasma protein known as Albumin Human. The release of a chemical called acetylcholine or ACH for short is hindered by the bacterium found in the BOTOX® formula, namely clostridium botulinum. ACH is a chemical found in all humans and other organisms and serves as a neurotransmitter. In the peripheral and central nervous system, acetylcholine works by signaling the muscles to contract. However, if the release of acetylcholine is blocked, targeted muscles will not have the ability to contract thus reducing the chance of developing wrinkles, which commonly result from frequent contractions.
Since the patients’ safety is the main focus of all medical professionals, a right amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic dosage is administered. The amount of wrinkles in the face including the ability of the facial muscles to move will be assessed by a competent BOTOX® specialist to find out the exact amount to be administered, applying their expertise in facial anatomy. The frequency of the treatments should be spaced out so that a minimum of 4 months is set between each. Since treatment is not permanent, the muscles will return to their previous condition in about four months.
Katherine Page is an expert beauty and medical consultant who has personal and professional experience with Toronto Botox procedures. She is currently staff writer for Skin Vitality Medical Clinic.