How BOTOX® Can Restore Your Youthful Appearance

How BOTOX® Can Restore Your Youthful Appearance

Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, raising eyebrows, smiling, and squinting cause your facial skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. The combination of these facial muscle contractions, loss of collagen, and damage caused by the sun all contribute to the natural aging process of your skin. Aging skin is one of the most common complaints among patients and there are numerous amounts of cosmetic treatments to help restore skin to a youthful state. One of the most popular anti-aging treatments is BOTOX® which works beneath the skin's surface to reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes forehead lines, crow's feet, and moderate to severe frown lines to help them look visibly smoother. This article will explore how BOTOX® works, where it comes from, and what you can expect during treatment.

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is derived from a bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum that is naturally found in soil, lakes, forests, and intestinal tracts of some animals and fish. The bacteria releases a toxin called Botulinum Toxin that causes life-threatening muscle paralysis. However, when used in small doses, Botulinum Toxin is a remarkable agent that can be used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. BOTOX®  is carefully produced in controlled laboratories and is stored in a vial in a freeze-dried state before being mixed with saline solution for injection.

How Does BOTOX® Work? 

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for delivering the electrical message from the brain to the muscle. Without acetylcholine, your muscles would not be able to move which includes both voluntary muscle movement and involuntary muscle movement such as breathing. BOTOX® works to block the release of acetylcholine by blocking and binding to the nerve terminal, and as a result, muscles do not receive signals to contract. This site-specific paralysis is what smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles. 

What To Expect During Your BOTOX® Treatment

BOTOX® is injected with a small needle into the muscle in your face that requires treatment. The most popular areas of treatment are in the forehead, corners of the eyes (crow's feet), and frown lines. One to three injections are usually given to each muscle to achieve optimal results. The procedure is painless as the injection site is numbed so you do not feel discomfort from the pinch of the needle. Procedures are fast and do not require any downtime, therefore allowing you to resume daily activities right after your appointment. Results from BOTOX® injections can be seen one to three days after your appointment and will last up to 3-4 months when the nerve ends sprout and regenerate, requiring a follow-up appointment to maintain desired results. 

Edmonton BOTOX® Treatments

BOTOX® is a widely used anti-aging treatment that reduces the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles without requiring any downtime. This safe and effective treatment is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures that offer long-lasting results with little to no risk of side effects. 

At Glo Skin And Medspa, our team of experienced medically trained experts offers an array of anti-aging treatments in Edmonton. We are experienced in delivering safe and effective BOTOX® injections that provide our patients with natural, beautiful results as well as skin rejuvenation services to restore your skin's youthful appearance. To learn more about our BOTOX® treatments in Edmonton, contact us at (780)-481-9772 or book a Complimentary Consultation.


Q: Why does BOTOX® take time to work?
A: You will not see the full effects of your treatment until 1-3 days after your appointment because the BOTOX® must reach the cellular level of the muscle in order to block the neurotransmitters. 

Q: How long is a BOTOX® appointment?
A: BOTOX® treatments are very quick and require no downtime. Our Edmonton BOTOX® specialists can deliver your treatment in less than twenty minutes so you can resume your daily activities as soon as possible. 

Q: Where can I receive trustworthy BOTOX® injections in Edmonton?
A: Our medically trained experts at Glo Skin And Medspa can deliver safe and effective BOTOX® treatments to help you restore your youthful appearance and diminish the appearance of stubborn facial lines and wrinkles. Our team offers an array of cosmetic skin treatments in Edmonton to give you natural-looking, anti-aging results for your skin.


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