Have Botox Be Your Guest this Holiday Season
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
Botox is surely one of the world’s most popular brand names. While it may not quite rival brands such as Molson or Bombardier, just about everyone has at least heard of the famed wrinkle eraser. Every year, injections of Botox (and other botulinum toxin brands) are the most popular cosmetic procedure performed worldwide, and it has been that way every year since Botox was first introduced for wrinkle treatment in 2001 by Health Canada. This was for the 11s between the brows, with forehead line and crow’s feet usage approved by Health Canada in 2005.
So, when you’re looking for the perfect dress for your upcoming holiday parties and family events, maybe you should accessorize with a little Botox while you’re at it. That way wrinkles and lines on the upper third of your face won’t come with you to the festivities!
Dr. Perron has extensive experience injecting Botox, so you can expect only the best results.
How does Botox do its work?
Botox works completely differently than dermal fillers such as Juvederm. Dermal fillers, as their name implies, “fill” a wrinkle from beneath. They simply add volume (in the case of hyaluronic acid fillers they do this by binding with nearby water molecules) to the area beneath the wrinkle, pushing the depressed skin back upward. Fillers work only on “static” wrinkles caused by sun damage, declining collagen production, and natural aging.
Botox takes a wholly different approach. Botox only works on what are called “dynamic” wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that occur when we make certain facial expressions such as squinting, showing surprise, laughing, and similar behaviors. These are expressions and are made mostly with the muscles on the upper third of the face.
When Botox is injected into one of these muscles it temporarily paralyzes the muscle. It does this by blocking the nerve messages from the muscle to the brain. When the brain doesn’t receive the message to contract the muscle, the muscle remains relaxed. Without the contraction, the wrinkle that forms on the skin above never forms.
How long does Botox work its magic?
Now, don’t have your Botox session with Dr. Perron the day before your big party. Give it a week or so. This is because Botox doesn’t work instantly, unlike dermal fillers. Instead, it takes the botulinum toxin from 4-6 days to fully immobilize the muscles it is injected into. Once it gets to work, Botox keeps the injected muscles from contracting for around four months in most people. At that point, the body will absorb the now-inert material and the muscles will begin to contract again. At that point, another Botox session with Dr. Perron will continue your results.
How about un-inviting your crow’s feet to your holiday parties? Dr. Perron can help with that guest list. Call him at (403) 228-7076 and schedule a Botox session.
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