The Cosmetic Benefits of Toxin Treatments

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dr. Tina Alster of the Washington Institute of Dermatological Laser Surgery discusses the many benefits of using toxin treatments to get rid of wrinkles

    Dr. Tina Alster: If you are concerned about facial wrinkles there are many different treatments from which to choose. One of the most popular treatments is toxin treatment, so that you don't wrinkle your brow.

    Many lines or wrinkles that occur in people's faces are not only related to loss of elasticity from chronic sun exposure, but from the fact that we end up using a lot of the muscles in our face, time and again throughout the years.

    With repetitive muscle contractions, many times people form frown lines or squint lines around their eyes. These are the type of movement lines that can be improved with toxin treatment.

    Toxin treatments work by blocking the signal that the nerves send to the muscles so that the muscles do not contract and therefore the wrinkles will smooth out.

    While it may sound scary to undergo toxin treatment, you can rest assure that this is then considered to be safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. In fact only the smallest amount of toxin is injected into the muscle, so that the muscle no longer contracts.

    It does not spread through your body or do anything terrible to the rest of your system. If you would like to see fewer wrinkles in your face or prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place, you may want to consider toxin treatment as this is a fast easy and effective way to do so.