Many believe that Botox can remove wrinkles permanently. Although that is not entirely true, it does make wrinkles disappear for a while. The original use for Botox was to reduce eyelid spasms, and its effect on muscles is the essence of reducing wrinkles. It can also be used to control excessive sweating, cervical dystonia, lazy eye, and urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder.

What is Botox?

Botox comes from the botulinum toxin which causes the food poisoning known as botulism. The Botox that is used as a facial injectable is far different from that substance however. It has been created in the lab and it is stabilized in egg protein or albumin before being made into its injectable form. Botox does not really erase wrinkles or stop aging as some would hope, but it does produce an effect that makes the person receiving the treatment look younger.

An injection of Botox disables the neurotransmitter acetylcholine that comes from the nerves that coordinate the muscles of the face. The muscles then atrophy with disuse and the wrinkles fade. The treatment’s effects can last up to six months. Since the toxin is treated by proteins, there is a chance of Botox becoming ineffective due to the body creating antibodies to combat its presence, but that is a rare occurance.

There are other substances that work in a similar fashion to Botox in Staten Island. One of them, Xeomin, will also reduce wrinkles in the face and this Facial Injectible is available at the offices of Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio. Xeomin may also be used here for TMJ/TMD treatments, relaxing the muscles around the jaw and relieving the patient’s symptoms. Please call the office today and discuss these and other uses of this effective facial injectable.