Botox

What is Botox? 

Botox is used to paralyze key nerve endings, which temporarily stops the production of natural muscle movement. The recipe for Botox is a 97% pure grade of sodium chloride, which is then mixed with a certain amount of a type of protein called a botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxins are neurotoxins made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

How does Botox work?

Botox is the name of the drug that we inject into muscles in patients with wrinkles and lines who want to reduce their appearance of aging or improve it. Botox is the most common cosmetic treatment used by plastic surgeons all over the world. The procedure is simple and painless. We do not do it on purpose, but our body naturally produces more and more facial lines and wrinkles with time, so it is important to stop this process. After the injection, the body produces fewer and fewer of its own proteins. It is then up to the individual skin to retain the proteins so they will not be lost.

How Long Does Botox take?

An injectable drug known as Botox, which is a type of toxin produced by Botulinum toxin, inhibits the movement of muscles. It is temporary in nature, and its effects can last up to three months. Therefore, it is regarded as a form of aesthetic medicine or a cosmetic therapy.

Is 50 too late for Botox?

As some of you know, I’m 50 years old and by far the youngest among my friends and colleagues. As an HIV-negative Caucasian male, the odds of contracting HIV are not too bad when you reach my age, but when I look at my friends and my colleagues who are HIV-positive, I am often saddened to see the physical effects that HIV has on the skin.