The most popular and common wrinkle treatment these days is a simple injection of a substance known as Botox. Actually there is mostly a series of injections rather than one single prick with the needle. Having injections is much more preferable than having surgery as there is a risk to all kinds of surgery even when there is no disease or injury present.
Botox injections can be done during your lunch hour so there is no down time as with cosmetic surgery. The results become visible over the next few days as wrinkles start to even out and become much less noticeable. This will usually last for about four months before you need to have it done again, but over time this may be extended as your muscles are trained to relax. What’s all this about relaxation?
Some people have the mistaken idea that Botox is a filler that simply lifts up those wrinkles so that they are level with the rest of your skin. Not so; Botox works by blocking the substance that causes your facial muscles to move and cause wrinkles. That is why it takes a few days to become noticeable; the substance must be given time to take effect. Muscle movement is affected, but not the feel of your skin. What is the substance used in these injections?
Much has been said in the past about Botox being a poison. This is obviously wrong since its use would not be allowed if it was. Botox is actually a purified form of Botulinum Toxin type A. It has been approved by the health authorities as being suitable for use in the human body. The amounts injected are also very tiny and only work on the muscles close to the injection site. This is why more than one injection is needed.