As the sun begins to set on another calendar year, more and more people are getting past their preconceived notions and taking pride in their use of dermal fillers, such as Botox Cosmetic, to enhance their appearance. And honestly, can you blame them? Let’s face it, nobody likes getting old, and if there is a safe, effective way to reduce your wrinkles, why not take it? That’s where Botox comes in.
But it’s not just your average Joe (or Joanna) taking advantage of modern medicine’s remarkable advancements. From recent, first-time users like 31-year old former playmate Kendra Wilkinson to ageless, outspoken actresses like Jenny McCarthy and Sex in the City’s Kim Cattrall, some of Hollywood’s most beautiful stars are getting in on the action as well.
However, no matter who you are, whether you’re Kim Kardashian or Jane Doe, you need to fully understand what Botox is and how it works before moving forward.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a FDA-approved protein naturally derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum Type A. From squinting to smiling, laughing to frowning, after years and years of simple muscle contractions, even the most protective of people fall victim to “worry” lines and crow’s feet. Botox Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate and severe symptoms.
BOTOX Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure on the market. What most people don’t know about Botox is the many uses it has besides smoothing out wrinkles and relaxing your crow’s feet, frown or “worry” lines. Botox is also now being used for brow lifts, treating bunny lines of the nose and preventing excessive underarm or palm sweating known as hyperhidrosis.
Botox injections target the nerves within the muscles in a specific area to “relax” them. Using a tiny micro-needle, very small amounts of Botox Cosmetic are injected into specific muscles that cause frown lines. The serum then blocks nerve impulses from the nerve within the specific muscle causing the contractions. The treatments serve to “relax” those muscles and allow the skin to smooth out and become “unwrinkled.”
Check out incredible before and after photos of Botox Cosmetic patients.