Scientists classify Botox® as a neurotoxin, but don’t let that scare you. At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we apply it in microscopic amounts to inactivate the muscles that contribute to dynamic wrinkles. By relaxing them, Botox® produces long-lasting smoothness and relief from surface lines and wrinkles.
Botox® received FDA clearance for medical purposes all the way back in 1989. Since then, has been in continual use in the medical and cosmetic world, with millions of procedures carried out in the intervening period. Patients of Dr. Shah, Dr. Tanzi and Dr. Peters can combine Botox® with other treatments, such as dermal fillers for enhanced anti-aging results.
What Botox® is Made Of
Botox® is a proprietary prescription drug which gets its name from the chemical it is made of: botulinum toxin type A.
Botulinum toxin type A comes from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is the same chemical that causes botulism – a type of food poisoning. However, when it comes to safety, dosage is everything. Ingesting large amounts of the substance can cause a severe reaction. However, applying Botox® to the face in microscopic quantities is safe and helps you to look great at the same time!
How Safe is Botox®?
Many patients are put off by Botox® because scientists classify it as a toxin. However, in reality, it is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available, especially when done by an experienced practitioner at Capital Laser & Skin Care.