So, what happens after Botox is administered? Botox has a one-centimetre spread. Any spread larger than 1 cm has a very slim chance of accomplishing something. Within 1 cm of the injection site, the protein is absorbed into the nerves. The Botox protein, now within the nerve, discovers another protein called a SNAP-25, binds to it, and dissolves it over the next 15 minutes. The Botox dissolves as a result of this process. In other words, the Botox is GONE after 15 minutes.Do you want to learn more? view publisher site
The nerve is still alive and well at this stage, but it has lost most of its SNAP-25 proteins. The nerve cannot communicate with the muscle without SNAP-25 proteins. The muscle is perfectly good, but the nerve isn’t sending any signals to it. As a result, they both sit and do nothing. The nerve takes about three months to produce new SNAP-25 proteins. That’s why Botox seems to last only three months. Keep in mind that Botox only lasts about 15 minutes. The length of time the effect lasts is determined by how long it takes those nerves to produce new SNAP-25 proteins. When discussing how Botox works, you’ll notice that I didn’t even mention skin or wrinkles. That’s because Botox has no effect on the skin. Botox just affects the muscles under the surface of the skin, not the skin itself. As a result, Botox would not be able to remove deep wrinkles from the skin. It relaxes the muscles, resulting in less movement of the skin. When you shift your muscles, the wrinkles that arise will disappear easily. And deep wrinkles will improve if you keep getting Botox injections without making it wear off between treatments because the skin is not being folded over and over again. Only the A and B proteins are useful in medicine. The “A” protein is extracted, distilled, and precisely measured when Botox is produced. Botox is a highly concentrated protein that comes in vials containing around 5 billionths of a gramme. When the doctor receives the Botox vial, it appears to be empty. The protein is drawn into a syringe and inserted after water is applied to the vial.