Home   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 

Botox Cosmetic

Cosmetic Wonder of the 21st Century?


If you could effectively erase frown lines across your brow would you do it? Thousands of people say a resounding “Yes!” each year, making Botox injections the number one cosmetic procedure performed.

What is Botox Cosmetic? It is the brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A. This protein complex is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, containing the same toxin that causes food poisoning. When used in a medical setting using an injectable form of purified botulinum toxin, Botox can block the release of the chemical (acetylcholine) that signals muscle contractions in the face.

By selectively blocking the muscles' ability to contract, Botox can “erase” existing frown lines. Within just one week, frown lines are nearly invisible. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Botox has become so popular, since 2001 it has surpassed breast augmentation by nearly 50% each year. In many cosmetic circles it has earned the reputation as being the ultimate “fountain of youth.”

Click here to continue to Page 2….

Privacy Policy