Botox, the botulinum neurotoxin. It relaxes the muscles, making the skin look more youthful. It focuses on the muscles that causes the wrinkles, and relaxes it, giving it breathing space, and eventual disappearance, from days to a week to witness full effect.
Our skin and tissue have two layers of skin, known as the Dermis and epidermis. The epidermis is the layer that the visible skin we can see. It is basically dead skin cells that protect the body from harm. The dermis is deeper inside, pass the epidermis, that is the most vulnerable layer, which is extremely sensitive, and even the slightest prick can cause bleeding. The botox injection is injected beyond both layers of the skin, straight into the dermis. This is how botox works. The synthetic microspheres enter , releasing the collagen and hyaluronic acid into the skin.
Normally people who commit themselves into something sensitive like botox, are often those who treasure their face and skin above all. Being a quarterly treatment per year, the way technology had improved the process of administering botox had progressed throughout the decades since it’s first tour of duty in the 1980s. The traditional way, which is still practiced up to today, are appointment based casual visits to the Botox Centre or Dermal Clinic to have them administered by a professional, and the newer methods are self-injection, where the patients are allowed to purchase “take-home” bottles and syringe shots of botox, to administer themselves at the convenience of their own home and pace. This is usually an unlikely practice as there were many cases of substance abuse, and addiction, which resulted in situations where patients suffer from paralyzed/weaker muscles, drooping skin, and speech disabilities.
Still A Global Sensation
It’s been more than 30 years since the discovery of the use of the Botulinum Neurotoxin and it’s anti-aging effects on the face and skin, and despite having so many other alternatives in the non-surgical industry, Botox is still the global sensation it was before and now. Initially only appealing to just the US, and gradually Europe, it made it’s final stop at Asia, where the development of the “endless beauty” culture had surfaced among the women, where the image of being a woman, no matter the age, with flawless skin and beauty, was idolized. Although the aging rate among Asian women is considered to be the slowest in the world, it was still not enough. Not many Asian celebrities use Botox, but those who do, are bearer’s of excellent results. This is because the fact that the aging rate is already so slow, combined with the usage of Botox to slow it down even further, is to full advantage.