Today, Botox is one of the most widely sought after and desired cosmetic treatments. Many, on a regular basis are having this treatment administered, which is why it placed top five as a non-surgical treatment in the world.
Now that we've established the demand for the treatment, let's dive into and address all of your questions as a a service provider, as we know that you must have plenty.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox, otherwise known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even disappear.
Botox only works on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. These are known as dynamic wrinkles and are often called "expression lines." Botox will not work on fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of plumpness in the face, which are known as static wrinkles. The most common dynamic wrinkles that Botox can treat are lines on the upper face, such as the "11" between the brows, horizontal lines on the forehead and crow's feet around the eyes.
Why is my vial empty?
So you've received your products and you noticed that your Botox vial appears to be empty. We want to assure you that it absolutely is not empty. When Botox is injected, it is of course a liquid, but many do not know the form it comes in before the injection happens.
Botox almost always comes in a powdered form (with the exception of Innotox) and the fine powder is a very high concentrate of botulinum. This powder is so fine that it can almost be missed but rest assured that all of your units are accounted for. Then the Botox substance is mixed with saline to dilute it prior to the time it reaches the face.
Which toxin has the longest lasting results?
There is no definite answer which of these and other botulinum toxins lasts longer, unfortunately. All are derived from botulinum toxin type A. It all depends on our individual characteristics of the body. Stress, hormonal changes, physical activity also affects the action of toxins.
Is there any addiction to the toxin?
There is no addiction to Botox, but perhaps getting the procedure done because the results are so satisfying! We recommend changing Botox type every year.
Can I store my Botox and for how long?
Any toxins should be used within 24-hours. It is best to use it as soon as possible, but a study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information showed that “the potency of reconstituted Botox is not degraded by subsequent refrigeration for 4 weeks. However, there are many concerns regarding its sterility, and hence its safety, since multiple withdrawals from the same vial over long periods can introduce bacterial contamination.” (2013)
How to use Botox in 3 easy steps:
Innotox is already pre-made and ready to use, where as ReNTox must be diluted.
Your ReNTox vial comes filled with a fine powder as described before. In order for this Botox to be used, it must be mixed with saline. Enclosed in your Botox package will be a bottle of saline. Mix the two products when ready to use. Please note that the amount of saline that comes with each vial of Botox is 20ml, measure accordingly.
- 50 units (1.25ml)
- 100 units (2.5ml)
- 200 units (5ml)
Next, carefully use a syringe needle to draw up the correct amount of saline. At this point, the plastic covering on the top of the vial needs to be peeled back from the syringe and then puncture the top of the vial with the needle.
From there, the syringe will apply itself to the bottle. Once all of the saline is in the vial, remove the needle from the vial and gentle turn the vial to mix the saline and powder. Do not shake it!
Now you’re ready to apply Botox to your subject and their defined Botox worthy areas. Just to be sure you know how to properly administer the product. If your professionally trained Beautician or Esthetician we recommend you use the Hydra Pen, Hydra Roller or Hydra Stamp to administer Innotox or if you are in the Medical field you can use it with injection.