Yes, “Your mom” jokes, Eminem, and the release of Harry Potter were things that were exciting and popular in 2002, but one of the best things to come out of that year is something that you’ll forever be thankful for: Botox. Botox has been around for decades but in 2002, it was approved by The Food and Drug Administration to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you have used Botox or if you’re a Botox virgin, it’s good to know a little bit about what exactly you’re putting in— or thinking of putting in— your body.
What Is Botox?
Botox is derived from the toxin called Botulinum Toxin A. When it is injected into the muscles in the forehead and around the eyes, it temporarily blocks the nerve signals that allow you to make certain movements– in turn, softening your fine lines and wrinkles and leaving you with that flawlessly smooth forehead you’ve been wanting.
And even though Botox is most popular for cosmetic reasons these days, it can also be used to treat a variety of health-related issues including chronic migraines, excessive underarm sweat, temporomandibular joint disorder, and more.
Where Can Botox Be Used?
There are two types of popular cosmetic injectables: Botox and fillers. As previously mentioned, unlike fillers that fill in fine lines and wrinkles, Botox works on a different level to block muscle signals. Additionally, Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles which are on the upper portion of the face such as around the eyes, in between the eyes, and on the forehead.
Botox has been and remains one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures that patients elect to undergo. If you are ready to learn more about this and other procedures, schedule your consultation with The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester and call (585) 922-5840.