You may have heard of Botox before, either through friends or commercials. But what is Botox exactly? Botox is a neuromodulator that is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the muscles, it temporarily relaxes the muscle, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting Calgary, we use Botox to help our clients achieve a more youthful appearance. Have a look at Calgary laser hair removal for more info on this.
Botox was first approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of crow’s feet, and has since been approved for other indications such as frown lines, forehead creases, and even excessive sweating. It has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today with over 6 million treatments performed in 2018 alone!
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into the muscles, Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. This prevents the muscle from contracting, which then leads to a temporary reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The results of treatment typically last 3-4 months before the muscle activity returns and wrinkles start to reappear.
However, with regular treatments, the results tend to last longer as the muscle becomes less active over time. Results can also be enhanced by combining Botox with other treatments such as fillers or laser resurfacing.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is an extremely safe and effective treatment when administered by a skilled professional. There are minimal side effects associated with treatment, such as bruising or redness at the injection site, which typically resolve quickly.
At Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting Calgary, our team of certified medical professionals have years of experience administering Botox injections. We take care to ensure that our clients are comfortable and informed throughout their entire experience with us.
Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by temporarily relaxing the muscles, and results typically last 3-4 months. However, with regular treatments, results can last longer as the muscle becomes less active over time. Botox is an extremely safe and effective treatment when administered by a skilled professional such as those at Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting Calgary. Contact us today to book a consultation!
Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting
1922 9 Ave SE #12 Calgary,
AB, T2G 0V2 403-264-5200