What is Botox?
BOTOX® is a biologic agent that relaxes muscles that clench and eliminate wrinkles.
BOTOX® is a natural, purified protein that is extracted from bacterial secretions and purified by high-tech purification. Its main ingredient is highly purified [botulinum A-type], a neurotransmitter blocker that treats overactive muscles, relaxes wrinkled muscles, let your skin becomes smooth, younger, and more youthful.
After more than 100 years of research, we have learned more about how botulinum has been developed from the original discovery of Clostridium, which has been used for commercial purposes [botulinum A type].
As early as the 1960s, [botulinum A type] was able to relax the characteristics of tight muscles and has long been used in the study of correcting esotropia. These early findings, [botulinum A-type], lay the foundation for the treatment of other diseases caused by muscle overactivity. Botox is not a patent of a pharmaceutical company, but most people always know about BOTOX®, as if BOTOX® is the most authentic and most effective botulinum. In fact, the Botox registered in the Hong Kong Department of Health is not only the BOTOX® produced by the United States, but also the products of the United Kingdom, Europe, China and South Korea. The only difference is the ingredients, formula and price.
The treatment of botulism in Hong Kong has become a very popular beauty project. Since many stars have been exposed to the botulinum treatment, this has become an open secret, and the price is popular, and the average working group can easily afford it. So the popularity has increased dramatically. BOTOX® imported from the United States seems to have become synonymous with Botox, but because of its high production cost, BOTOX® is also more expensive.
Today, BOTOX® is manufactured in a highly regulated GMP pharmaceutical environment and packaged at very low therapeutic doses. BOTOX® has helped more than 2 million patients affected by muscle hyperactivity worldwide.
BOTOX® blocks the nerve endings acetylcholine, which relaxes the wrinkled muscles into a smooth and youthful complexion.
BOTOX® is used in cosmetic applications. BOTOX® can improve the shape of face and legs, the lines, the firming of the skin and the tightening of the face. BOTOX® is used in medical applications. BOTOX® can be used to improve strabismus problems, eyelid/half muscle twitching and excessive sweat gland secretion. The treatment of headache, back pain and dysuria is also developing, and its clinical efficacy and drug safety have been confirmed and affirmed.
BOTOX® Solution: BOTOX® has been used for over 14 years. More than 2 million patients worldwide have used BOTOX®. BOTOX® has been approved by the health authorities in at least 80 countries and regions around the world, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. BOTOX® was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as early as 1989 and approved by the American Academy of Neuroscience. Its security has been established and there is no doubt about it.
In general, your brain sends chemical electrode messages to your muscles, causing muscle contraction and movement. These messages are transmitted to the muscles through the nerves through a substance called acetylcholine. If excessive acetylcholine is released during the process, the muscles will be tightened due to overactivity. BOTOX® blocks the nerve endings acetylcholine, which relaxes the wrinkled muscles into a smooth, youthful, and youthful complexion.
Step 1. The professional doctor will first determine which parts of the wrinkles and extents need to be treated, and to diagnose which parts can be used with BOTOX® for optimal treatment.
Step 2: The treatment is simple, no anesthesia is needed. Before the treatment, you can use ice for a while, then use a very fine needle to infiltrate a small amount of BOTOX® into the area to be treated. The entire treatment takes about 10 minutes. The pain caused during the treatment is very mild, and many users say it is like a mosquito bite. Therefore, normal activities can be carried out immediately after treatment. Therefore, BOTOX® is also known as “noon break beauty”.
Some patients indicated a slight transient discomfort after the treatment. But this is extremely mild and quickly disappears. BOTOX® is diluted with preservative-free and sterilized saline. The diluted BOTOX solution is neutral, mild and non-irritating. The neutral pH, combined with the doctor’s very fine needles, will minimize the pain caused by the treatment.
Within two to three days, wrinkles can be seen to improve; after one to two weeks, the effect is more clear.
The efficacy of BOTOX® is different among people. In general, it can last for four to six months. When the efficacy of the drug gradually disappears, the wrinkles will slowly recover. Therefore, it only needs to be treated twice or three times a year, so that it can maintain the effect of no wrinkles. During the period, the site of the treatment can be increased at will. According to clinical research, BOTOX® will prolong the effect as the number of treatments increases. Duration, so the number of treatments can be gradually reduced in the future. In short, after repeated use, the effect lasts longer and longer, and you don’t have to worry about it.
No. The professional doctor will determine the required dose each time it will need to deal with the location and extent of the wrinkles. Clinical studies have shown that BOTOX® treatment prolongs the duration of the effect as the number of treatments increases, so the number of treatments can be gradually reduced in the future.
Please be assured that this will not be. After stopping the BOTOX® treatment, wrinkles will slowly return to their pre-treatment condition within a few months without becoming deeper or worse.
BOTOX® only works on the treatment site, other muscles are not affected, and can still shrink normally. Therefore, the treatment site and dose are well controlled without affecting the natural expression, and will not cause the face is stiff.
The more common side effects of BOTOX® are temporary and are limited to localized sites of treatment. In general, the side effects of BOTOX® include: mild pain, bruises (coverable by cosmetics), and headaches. If there is a deviation in the position of BOTOX, BOTOX® may cause temporary weakness of the muscles near the local position, and the eyelids and eyebrows will temporarily sag; this condition will last for one to four weeks, and the doctor may treat you for treatment. In addition, there are no other permanent side effects of BOTOX®. Therefore, you must find a qualified professional doctor to take care of you. Until now, according to clinical research and investigation, no cases of permanent side effects due to the preservation of BOTOX® have been found. The clinical experience of BOTOX® in the United States has been more than a decade, and it has been in Taiwan and Hong Kong for 10 years. No cases of long-term side effects have been found during this period.
No. BOTOX® is a natural, purified protein that is easily absorbed by the body, so BOTOX® is not poisoned. Because of this, BOTOX® does not permanently maintain treatment results and requires a course of treatment for approximately three to six months.
Consult a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or your family doctor to find out if BOTOX® is suitable for your individual needs and to help you improve your appearance.