How It Works

Be­fore You Get Bo­tox

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Bo­tulinum toxin – com­monly used in aes­thetic treat­ments un­der the trade name Bo­tox – is a neu­ro­toxin pro­duced by a bac­terium. It can be in­jected into mus­cles in minute doses. What it does is weaken sig­nals from the nerves to the mus­cles at the in­jec­tion site so that a wrin­kle formed by mus­cle con­trac­tions (like frown­ing) will re­lax and soften, ex­plains Dr Sylvia Ramirez, med­i­cal and sci­en­tific di­rec­tor of Cutis Med­i­cal Laser Clin­ics. Three brands of bo­tulinum toxin prod­ucts are used in beauty treat­ments: Bo­tox, Dys­port and Xeomin, which es­sen­tially do the same job.

About 15 min­utes be­fore the in­jec­tion, numb­ing cream is

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