Last year, COVID ruined the holiday season. Gone were the office parties and the Miami social galas. No dinner parties. Hardly any family get togethers. Talk about the Grinch Who Stole Christmas!
Well, this year, the holiday party season is back, and we can’t wait to get back together with family, friends, and co-workers in person!
That said, why not leave your crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines in quarantine! All you need to do is schedule an appointment at CRS Medspa for a Botox or Dysport session, and you’ll be socially distanced from the lines on the upper third of your face well into 2022!
What is Botox?
If you haven’t heard of Botox by now, you’ve probably been living in the deepest, swampiest part of the Everglades. Botox is one of the world’s most famous brand names. That’s funny because it is primarily made of the same bacteria that cause botulism, the botulinum toxin type A. That sounds scary, but it’s not. After all, you can find the same bacteria in forest soil and throughout the natural world. Plus, way back in the late 1940s, scientists found that when injected in minute amounts into a muscle, the botulinum toxin temporarily stopped that muscle from contracting. As you would imagine, this presented opportunities to treat conditions where involuntary muscle contractions are the problem, such as eyelid spasms. That use was actually the first FDA approval of Botox, for blepharospasm, in 1989.
But in 2002 Botox became a rock star. That was the year the FDA approved it for treatment of wrinkles on the upper third of the face. Every year since then Botox has been the most popular aesthetic treatment all around the world.
How it works its magic
When Botox is injected into a muscle it blocks the acetylcholine, the nerve messenger, from getting messages from the muscles up to the brain. The brain never receives the messages to contract the various muscles, so it leaves the muscles relaxed. On the upper third of the face, wrinkles form above muscles used to make various expressions, such as frowning, squinting, or showing surprise. As our skin loses its elasticity and thins, coupled with making these expressions hundreds of thousands of times, wrinkles begin to form on the surface above the muscle. These are crow’s feet outside the eyes, the 11s between the brows, and various forehead lines. When Dr. Cheung or Dr. Low inject Botox into the muscles responsible for these wrinkles, the botulinum toxin blocks the nerve messages, and the muscles stay at rest. Voila, the wrinkles no longer form on the skin above!
At CRS Medspa, we also offer Dysport, which is also a neuromodulator. It is a little thinner Botox and has a couple other characteristics that could make it right for you. We can discuss the differences when you’re here.
Who wants things like crow’s feet to be your date to your holiday funfests? Exactly no one. So, give us a call at CRS, (954) 533-8029, and schedule a Botox session now to get ready for those parties. It takes about four days for Botox and Dysport to fully relax the muscles, so plan accordingly!