BOTOX is a compound that has become popular for use in diminishing lines on the face. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that was found to be helpful for reducing wrinkles safely. It was been used for several decades as a non-surgical way to improve appearance.
Since its first use as a cosmetic procedure, researchers have found BOTOX effective for many other medical conditions.
BOTOX is effective for reducing the look of deep lines and wrinkles in the skin. It works by preventing the biochemical acetycholine from being transferred in the tissues. This causes a slight paralysis of the muscles so that the repeated movement does not continue to make the depression in the skin.
BOTOX can also help to lift the skin of the eyebrows to give younger, more wide-open appearance to the eyes. This procedure is often done instead of eyelift surgery. It can delay the need for surgery for several years.
Few Side Effects
BOTOX has been found to be safe for use for most people. Reactions are few. Most people have no recovery period or a very short recovery period to reduce bruising. Anyone getting a BOTOX injection should avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen, which can cause bleeding under the skin at the needle site.
A BOTOX injection costs between $300 and $500. This low price makes it a popular option for people who want to remove wrinkles from their skin to improve appearance and provide a younger look.
Though a BOTOX injection only takes 5 or 10 minutes to administer, the effects last for three to four months. In some cases, it lasts up to six months. You will then require another injection to preserve the effect.
Can Be Used Preventatively
BOTOX injection can be used to prevent the onset of deep wrinkles and lines in areas of the face that are normally subject to repeated muscle movement. Using it early in life can prevent these lines from developing.
Reduces Excessive Sweating
Many people don’t know that BOTOX injection is an effective treatment for the condition called hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. When injected into various parts of the armpits, the botulinum toxin blocks the chemical signals that produce the sweating.
Can Also Treat Muscle Spasms
BOTOX’s ability to stop the transfer of chemical signals is also used to treat painful muscle spasms that can occur in some people. It can be highly effective in treating the pain from these muscle conditions.
BOTOX has been used effectively to help treat some types of migraine headache problems. Though it does provide relief for all conditions, it can be an option for those with migraines that are not successfully treated with medications.
BOTOX injections can also help to minimize scarring on the face and other areas. It acts to relax the skin around the area making the scar less visible.
BOTOX’s many uses make it a valuable tool for dermatologists and physicians to treat common problems of the skin surface.