What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetics is a wrinkle relaxer (neuromodulators) that once injected prevent muscles from contracting, thus relaxing the wrinkles. Botox was the first neuromodulator approved by the FDA and since that time, Dysport and Xeomin have been introduced and achieve similar results. At Rejuvent, our doctors, and nurse injector use all 3 products for different areas because each one delivers distinct results.
These products weaken the muscle action in the area injected and prevent these same muscles from contracting and wrinkling the skin. After treatment, the muscles injected with the neuromodulator gradually become relaxed allowing the overlying skin to appear smooth and unwrinkled.
How do they work microscopically?
For muscles to contract, a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) is released at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. This neurotransmitter, Acetylcholine, attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract. Injected Botox, Dysport or Xeomin prevent the release of Acetylcholine, which means that the muscle does not get the message to contract.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
At Rejuvent we treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, downturned mouth, Glabella, under eye wrinkles, lip lines, gummy smile, square jaw, dimpled chin, platysmal bands and excessive underarm sweating.
Call us today at 480.889.8880 and schedule your Botox appointment at Rejuvent in Scottsdale.