BOTOX is an FDA and Health Canada-approved solution that continues to be one of the most popular treatments for anti-aging in the world. At Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic, you can receive a rejuvenating BOTOX treatment for successfully diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and creases, the most prominent of aging signs.
As one of the most researched drugs in the world BOTOX has been researched countless times to prove its safety and effectiveness at successfully smoothing away wrinkles and facials lines. It does this by addressing the cause at the source, which is the facial muscles. BOTOX is effective at treating the main causes of facial wrinkles: overactive muscles. It is known to be a great option for treating skin because it does more to help the skin rather than only treat superficial, surface concerns.
Targets the Facial Muscles
Wrinkles and fine lines don’t just form on your face due to skin laxity. What also causes wrinkles to appear on your face is the repetition of contracting facial muscles. By simply squinting your eyes, you can notice the lines that form on the bridge of your nose and around your eyes. When you frown, you may also see deep creases running horizontally across your forehead. The muscles on your face are what shift skin from its relaxed, smooth positioning over time. Overtime, facial muscle movement and natural aging cause the appearance of wrinkles and permanent creases to form.
BOTOX is composed of a tiny amount of Botulinum toxin (yes, it is technically a toxin!). Botulinum toxin has been used for decades in medicine. It’s commonly praised for having a therapeutic effect on several serious medical conditions, including spasticity and urinary incontinence.
In aesthetic medicine, BOTOX is designed to specifically help prevent nerves from relaying signals to the muscles that contract. These muscles, in result, are temporarily paralyzed. As botulinum occupies your muscles, BOTOX can then work to allow these constricted muscles to relax.
This effective anti-aging treatment is proven successful at targeting and reversing common facial wrinkles that naturally form over time. The results provided by treatments are instantly noticeable. Since treatments are only minimally-invasive through a small injection, there is no necessary downtime required. BOTOX is a simple treatment for instant age-erasing results.
If at all you find yourself worrying about crow’s feet, wrinkles and fine lines, there’s no need to worry anymore. With constant treatment you will find a way to reverse the hands of time revealing great, youthful skin that you’ll love.
If you are ready to say goodbye to the appearance of facial lines and aging concerns, BOTOX could benefit you. This safe and easy treatment can have you looking and feeling younger by smoothing away facial lines. If you are interested in learning more about this effective treatment, reach out to us here at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic to learn more about getting a BOTOX treatment in Toronto. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!
How Can BOTOX Help Reduce Jaw Tension and Headaches
While many people still think of BOTOX as a primarily cosmetic treatment, the wide number of uses for the injections continues to grow as medical science discovers that full potential of this neurotoxin–derived chemical. Some are skeptical that is can be used in healthy ways but the chemical is quite safe in controlled doses with injected by a trained professional.
Predominantly used to treat patients with neuromuscular conditions, BOTOX is approved by the FDA and Health Canada for treatment of:
- Cervical dystonia – also known as spasmodic torticollis this condition causes head tilting, neck pain, and neck muscle spasms;
- Blepharospasm or abnormal eyelid spasms or twitching;
- Strabismus or crossed eyes;
- Severe underarm sweating that cannot be resolved with topical treatments;
- Muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist, and finger muscles caused by upper limp spasticity; and
- Headaches associated with chronic migraines.
The pain and headaches caused by jaw clenching or tension can put a major damper on your day-to-day life and those struggling with these problems may be happy to learn that one of the newest advances in medicine may finally provide some relief. BOTOX injections can be used to treat these conditions by relaxing the jaw muscles and preventing the tensing and grinding that causes pain, discomfort, and potential damage to your teeth.
Since 2011 BOTOX has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of migraines and facial pain.
How does it help?
Derived from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin type A, BOTOX is injected into a patient’s skin in small doses and functions as a muscle softener. It not only relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles but also releases tension in the muscles that cause TMJ disorders by decreasing the strength and clenching power in the jaw. This can help relieve the pressure and pain associated with TMJ by soothing the tense jaw muscles.
The BOTOX Procedure for Headaches and Jaw Pain
A small amount of BOTOX – around 25-35 units is injected around the jaw line, targeting the muscles that are activated when clenching your jaw. As the muscles relax, the tension decreases and the pain from grinding or tensing the jaw is minimized. The procedure can be completed in a matter of minutes and results last up to six months.
As a an additional benefit relaxing these muscles may rejuvenate the appearance of an overly prominent jawline by softening the muscles, giving you a softer, more feminine appearance.
A Little Bit About the History of BOTOX
Many people know of BOTOX as an effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles between the brows and help millions of people look years younger. However, BOTOX has a long history and has been researched for its ability to treat a variety of diseases and conditions. Since the botulinum toxin was first discovered in 1895, researchers have studied it and approved it for many uses – not only as a cosmetic treatment but as a prescription drug.
BOTOX, also known as OnabotulinumtoxinA, contains small, purified amounts of botulinum toxin protein. When injected in the muscles, it reduces glandular activity and muscle contractions. This makes BOTOX an excellent treatment for muscle conditions.
BOTOX through the Years
Although it was discovered in the late 19th century, the first BOTOX breakthrough didn’t come about until the 1950s. A researcher discovered that when BOTOX was injected in an overactive muscle, activity reduced. This created interest in BOTOX for therapeutic purposes.
In the late 1960s, animal studies showed that BOTOX may also be an effective treatment for crossed eyes, a condition known as strabismus. This was discovered when a researcher injected BOTOX into a monkey’s eye muscles and its eyes became uncrossed. At that time, the only treatment for strabismus was surgery.
From this point until the 1980s, researchers began to develop BOTOX for human use. It was called Oculinum. In 1989, Oculinum was changed to BOTOX and acquired by Allergan. At this time, BOTOX’s uses were becoming more well-known, leading to FDA approvals.
BOTOX received FDA approval in the United States in 1989 to treat eye muscle problems. In 2000, it received approval as a drug to treat cervical dystonia. In 2002, it received approval as a cosmetic to remove wrinkles. In 2004, BOTOX gained approval to treat excessive underarm sweating. In 2010, it was granted approval to treat muscle stiffness in the finger, wrist and elbows. In that same year, BOTOX was granted FDA approval to treat chronic migraines.
Today, BOTOX is used in 80 countries for 21 different uses. Its versatility continues to be explored by researchers and physicians. It is a widely researched medicine, having been featured in 2,100 scientific and medical journals.