Skin Envy has been an area leader in BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and part of the Platinum Plus program of high volume providers. Unlike a commercial spa we are physician owned and operated and provide the highest level of quality and safety at a very affordable $8 per unit for 20 or more units of BOTOX.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin blocks the nerve impulses to muscles, causing a form of paralysis called botulism.
By using extremely small doses of BOTOX®, injected directed into a specific muscle, only the action of that muscle will be paralyzed. Therefore, the problem that muscle causes, like a frown line, or in other cases, a twitch or spasm, will be stopped.
Where is BOTOX® injected?
The frown line between the eyebrows is caused by the action of a muscle called the corrugator. You can feel this as a thickening just below the inside of your eyebrows, when you purposefully make yourself frown.
Injecting BOTOX® directly into this corrugator muscle stops your ability to draw your eyebrows together when you frown. Once the muscle is paralyzed, it cannot contract and the frown line gradually fades away.
Will it last?
The actual treatment takes only a few minutes and the BOTOX® takes effect in three to four days. Gradually, over three to five months, the BOTOX® effect will fade, and the muscle action will return. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result.
Can BOTOX® be used for other wrinkles? Other problems?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is also effective in the treatment of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX® is also used for excess sweating (underarms, palms), migraines, tremors, and other conditions.
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