Botox injections Costa Rica

What is Botox and how it works?

They say Botox injections help prevent wrinkles and some lines of expression. But how?

Did you know that Botox comes from a toxin that causes poisoning? It sounds absurd, but it’s true.

Botox is the name of a substance that is made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When that toxin enters your body in large amounts, causes food poisoning called botulism which can endanger your life and provoke paralysis.

Doctors have discovered that when small amounts of this toxin are used, can have positive effects on health and aesthetics, as they help to block the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. And so not only used for the prevention or reduction of wrinkles on your face, but also to prevent excessive sweating in the armpits, to reduce flicker and some uncontrollable facial tics, strabismus (crossed eyes) and for other types of muscle problems especially in the back.

But back to the use of Botox for wrinkles and fine lines on the face. How can you use Botox treatment? Small doses of Botox are used to weaken and paralyze muscles or nerve block . When applied to a specific part of your face, the muscle stops receiving nerve signals weaken and no longer allows it to contract. Therefore, the muscles of your face in that area , so relax and make wrinkles and lines soften.

The best way to make sure your Botox treatment is a success is to choose a specialized physician who is certified in dermatology, otolaryngology or plastic surgery, and also has experience applying Botox treatment.

With your face in good hands, you can look younge, but always remember to choose a qualified doctor.

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