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What is botox

What is botox

Botox is a protein, type A, made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Also known as a toxin, it is separated from the bacteria during the manufacturing process. It is the toxin only that makes up what we know as Botox. This toxin is a purified protein extract, from the bacteria.

How does Botox work?

Botox is only useful and effective at a junction in the body where the chemical acetylcholine is exchanged: most commonly, our motor nerve pathways and some glands. It relaxes muscles and can reduce sweat gland activity.

Botox acts like a switch, and when injected into your muscle or gland, it “turns off” the exchange process involving acetylcholine. The process of “turning off” is usually completed within four hours after injection. This then kicks off a series of actions within the muscle or gland that can take a few days, which is why we only start to see some significant effect after this period.

The time that the whole process takes to complete itself varies from person to person, but most people will have the full effect within ten to fourteen days. With this time frame in mind, make sure that you book in your treatment at least a few weeks before any special event. Up to two to four weeks in advance is often recommended. This allows time before any special event to resolve or correct any potential issues, such as a client being new to the effects of Botox, unsatisfactory results, or bruising.

Rejuven8 has 3 doctors and a nurse injector who are very experienced in the facial art of Botox injecting.

Book now for a complimentary Botox assessment. Call 02 4732 4009

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