Botox® Cosmetic Treatments In Denver
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. In small doses, Botox is used cosmetically to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face by paralyzing the underlying muscles. Botox has been tested thoroughly since the FDA approved it for cosmetic use in 2002 and is now the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. In fact, more than 6 million Botox Cosmetic treatments are administered each year.
How does Botox® Cosmetic work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. However, wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox.
- We advise avoiding Botox Cosmetic shortly before a big event as bruising may occur.
Who should not get Botox® Cosmetic?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get Botox Cosmetic. In addition, those with hypersensitive to any botulinum toxin preparation, albumin, or to any of the components in the formulation should not receive Botox Cosmetic. Other contraindications include: injection site infection, neuromuscular disorder, inflamed skin at injection site, atrophy at the injection site, ptosis, facial asymmetry, deep dermal scarring, thick sebaceous skin, and/or dermatochalasis.