Mechanism of Action:
Onabotulinumtoxin A is much more than a wrinkle cure, it allows the individual to age gracefully while looking their best and can treat conditions that in the past not even plastic surgery could remedy. As research and experiences expand we are sure to see its use in new applications.
How does it work?
In simplistic terms, the toxin blocks the nerve impulse that controls muscle movement by restricting the patient’s ability to contract the facial muscles. No contractions of the muscles = No movement of the skin lying over the muscle and no movement = No wrinkles. Onabotulinumtoxin A only works on “Dynamic Wrinkles” or “Wrinkles in Motion” (wrinkles caused by contraction of muscle).
Myths of Botox:
Onabotulinumtoxin A is a new drug – Not so, Onabotulinumtoxin A has been used for over 30 years.
Onabotulinumtoxin A is a poison – There is no live bacteria; it is a purified protein.
I will lose sensation and will have numbness where injected – Not so, it does not affect sensory nerves.
I will have a frozen look and loss of expression – with proper treatment the muscle will be relaxed and not frozen.