Botulinum Toxin AKA Botox®
Some patients are surprised to discover that Botox® is short for botulinum toxin, a defensive chemical produced by the bacteria, Clostridium Botulinum. Superficially, injecting a chemical into the face that contains the word “toxin” seems unwise. But the phrase “botulinum toxin” is just a scientific naming convention. In reality, Botox® offers considerable cosmetic benefits and is the most popular treatment of its kind in the world.
Botox® is a neurotoxin – a chemical that has the ability to deactivate muscles in the face. It blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, preventing nerve signals from traveling from the brain to wrinkle-causing muscles in the face. The result is a smoother, more beautiful complexion with fewer furrows.
The procedure usually takes the doctos at Capital Laser & Skin Care around 10 minutes. Results show up within the first 24 to 48 hours. Furrows and frown lines appear dramatically reduced.
Capital Laser & Skin Care adopts a personalized approach to Botox® injections. We perform treatments by hand with the goal of producing balanced results that don’t look overdone. Before the first session, our team develops a plan to help you maintain a stunning and naturally vibrant look long term.