How Exactly Does Botox Work?

Botox Injections

You may have heard lots about the benefits or even the side effects of Botox injections, but you may not realise exactly how they work. Many people opt to have Botox treatment to get rid of facial wrinkles that they feel make them look older or unattractive.  Some who want to reduce the cost of treatment go overseas, but this option should be considered carefully, especially if you’ve never had it before. Countries like Bali and Thailand are great places to visit, but not so much for having a cosmetic procedure.

Overseas medical and hygiene standards are not so high as Australian ones, so  choosing a cosmetic surgeon in Perth might be the better option. At least you know you’ll get a highly trained doctor. There are risks in having any kind of medical procedure in a Third World country.

So how does Botox actually work to get rid of those wrinkles in your face? Wrinkles are caused by the movement of muscles under the skin.  This muscle movement happens multiple times a day and eventually causes the skin to wrinkle permanently where it occurs. It’s something that you can’t stop from happening and the older you get the, the less elasticity is in the skin, so it doesn’t return to its normal place. The result is a wrinkle – or more likely, several wrinkles.

Botox works by freezing the muscle so it doesn’t move. Actually, it stops the nerve in the muscle from receiving signals from the brain to move. So when there is no muscle movement, wrinkles don’t form.  Sometimes Botox treatment removes all signs of wrinkles; other times it just softens the skin so that wrinkles are not as deep and thus, not so noticeable. This happens more with the deep wrinkles you see going from the side of the nose to the side of your mouth.

It is important for the right amount of Botox to be used and it is just as essential  it is injected into the correct muscles, otherwise it won’t work to correct the wrinkle problem.  When it comes to overseas treatment, doctors may be good at giving people of their own culture this treatment, but people of other nationalities often have different skin types and muscle formation.

If this is not taken into consideration the right amount of Botox may not be given, or the right muscle may not be chosen, no matter how highly trained the doctor is. That is another reason why it is better to choose a surgeon in Australia to do the Botox work than going overseas for it.  Doctors overseas are used to treating people of their own nationality. Even if they come from another country to work here, they will have more experience in dealing with Australians when they’ve worked in this country for many years.