What is Botox?

Many people have heard of Botox, but not many know of its origin. Originally, Botox was used to treat eye conditions such as abnormal alignment of one or both eyes or eyelid muscle spasms that forced the eye to close. One doctor quickly noticed that his patients were not only pleased with the results, but wanted to continue the treatments for an entirely different reason. They had noticed that their skin had become smoother and less prone to wrinkles, and wanted to continue to maintain those positive benefits. Other physicians caught on to the trend, and Botox became the treatment of choice for wrinkles and other blemishes. Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, is a Diamond provider of Botox. This means that he is in the top 1% of Botox injectors in the United States according to Allergan, the makers of Botox.

Nowadays, Botox is so popular that people across the financial spectrum are coming in droves to have it done. Everyone from famous and wealthy individuals to housewives is getting the procedure to get young, beautiful skin. There have been rumors of “Botox parties” being held in people’s homes. No one can deny that it is definitely effective, as evidenced by the skin of celebrities all over the world.

Botox is a simple procedure that should be done in a doctor’s office. It involves an injection of botulinum toxin type A. Yes, that is the same toxin produced by food past its prime, which makes it dangerous to eat. Why is this poison being used for medical purposes? It causes paralysis of the muscles, which can be used to treat the medical conditions mentioned earlier. In tiny amounts, botulinum toxin type A can result in muscle relaxation, as opposed to paralysis. This is its purpose as Botox.

At Epione Botox is used for the reduction and or removal of: the vertical lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, the crow’s feet, horizontal lines in the neck and laugh lines on the nose. Botox is also used to treat hyperhidrosis and migraine headaches. Doctor Ourian is also conducting a study of the effectiveness of Botox injections along with vitamins to treat hair loss. It can be done over a lunch break, and takes effect almost immediately. The results last for roughly 3–6 months, but the more treatments received, the less you have to have. Over time, it pays for itself.

Botox may be the treatment for you if you have wrinkles or laugh lines. Epione in Beverly Hills does Botox treatments, and their patients love the results.