When we turn 25 we stop producing collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that makes the skin healthy, strong, shiny, and gives you younger looking skin. You will have a more radiant complexion if the skin retains more collagen. Many people believe that Botox will keep them young, however Botox does absolutely Nothing to help with the production of collagen. Therefore, your skin is still going to loose it's strength and elasticity making it thin and sag more. Botox disguises wrinkles. Microneedling is a treatment that is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). This treatment actually wakes up the skin and promotes collagen development again, which reverses the aging process of your skin. I call this treatment the Fountain of Youth!! And it's very safe for the skin!
Botox is an abbreviated name for Botulism Toxin, and consists of purified protein produced by Clostridium bacteria,
When injected underneath the skin, Botox paralyzes muscles in the treated area by blocking activity of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter.
The effect of this is a firming and tightening of the skin, which subsequently reduces the visibility of any lines and wrinkles in that localized area. This only lasts 3-4 months.
Botox works by blocking signals from the nerve cells to these muscles. And therefore, paralyzing them. When the muscle can’t contract, the dynamic wrinkles will relax and soften. The muscles in the face have a true benefit to their need. When you inject Botox into them, they Atrophy (shrink). If you haven't done anything to promote collage production of the skin, Botox will actually age you faster.
Very often you hear people calling Botox a wrinkle remover and anti-aging miracle drug. While in reality, it is not removing any wrinkles at all. And it sure does not improve skin aging either. Soon you will need Fillers to fix the problem... Let's not go down that rabbit hole!
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