Beating the Drum for Botulinum Toxin Type A

shutterstock_513255043One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world today is the endotoxin botulinum toxin type A, sold under the names Botox, Xeomin or Dysport. These products are so popular that more than 10 million vials have been sold since 2002, and there were 7.2 million botulinum toxin type A injections performed in the United States in 2017. Why are these minimally invasive injectables so popular? Find out in this blog from Innovations Medical.

What Is Botulinum Toxin Type A?

Botulinum toxin type A is a pure form of the botulinum toxin protein. It is used to temporarily paralyze the facial muscles to stop them from moving and making the facial expressions that cause wrinkles.

Why Is It So Popular?

Reason 1. It works, and it works quickly, to stop the muscles of the face from moving and making wrinkles. Don’t worry – when applied by a professional like Dr. Johnson, you will not end up with a “frozen” face! Results are seen within one to days after the injection.

Reason 2. It’s fast. As we said, you can see results of the procedure within just a few days of your injection. Injections take about 10 to 15 minutes. This is much faster than surgical cosmetic procedures that can take hours and require long healing times. You’ll just need a small bandage.

Reason 3. It is temporary. It may sound strange that we are counting this as a plus for why botulinum toxin type A injectables are so popular, but it really is. Why? If you do not like the effects of your injections, you can wait about four months, and the results will fade. That being said, if you love the results of your injections, you will have to get maintenance injections to keep your look.

Reason 4. Botulinum toxin type A is safe. These products have been put through hundreds of clinical trials in the United States and have been declared safe by the FDA for specific uses, such as for cosmetic procedures.

Are you thinking about getting endotoxin injections? We’d love to hear from you. Call Innovations Medical today at 214-643-8665 to schedule an appointment or consultation.

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Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
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