From 'Botox' Category
We love our Botox! Everyone knows those angry lines, worries lines, and crows feet can magically disappear after we visit out beloved doctor for a few drops of Vitamin B (AKA Botox!) But Botox treats more than wrinkles!
But did you also know that Botox can diminish nasty migraines and lift your depression??
Well allow me to briefly explain what Botox actually is and how it performs miracles.
Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are also other brand names, such as Dysport and Xeomin.
Botox relaxes the muscles that cause your skin to wrinkle by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Ahhh…..
So what else can Botox do for me you ask?
The beauty of Botox is that the same signal-blocking effect it has on the muscles of the face works also works on other areas of the body.
So here’s the list:
1. Botox stops sweating (hyperhydrosis)
Armpit stains be gone! In as little as one week, Botox injections in the underarm area work to reduce excessive sweating and effects last about seven months.
2. Botox relieves depression.
In May 2014, a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research reported that more than half of the study participants demonstrated a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression after having just one Botox injection in between the brows.
3. Botox treats jaw pain (TMJ)
Botox can be used “off-label” to relax the muscles of mastication and reduce teeth grinding (bruxism). Botox is injected into the jaw muscle and the effect lasts about four months. It also shrinks the jaw muscle creating a softer jawline.
4. Botox treats urinary incontinence
Botox injected into the bladder acts as a muscle relaxant. The FDA has already approved such treatment for use in reducing episodes of urinary incontinence due to neurological injuries, and it may also help control an overactive bladder.
5. Botox treats joint pain
Research has shown that injecting Botox directly into the knee can improve joint function and decrease pain caused by osteoarthritis.
6. Botox minimizes hand tremors
Australian researchers have shown that injecting Botox into the hand area can help ease tremors associated with multiple sclerosis.
7. Botox treats migraines.
In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches in adults.
So, there you have it folks. Botox really is a wonder drug! But remember it is a drug and should only be used by trained professionals.
To find out what Botox can do for you email us to set up a complimentary consultation today!
Is that woman looking back at you in the mirror frowning? Are coworkers hesitant to approach you because you look, well, a little angry? Have those crinkly little lines around your eyes that used to be cute, suddenly become not so cute? If so, then maybe what you need is a little Botox to soften those lines and wrinkles that are getting in the way of your beautiful reflection. And what better time than now, before the parties and family gatherings, to give yourself a gift that makes you look and feel great! After all, you do so much for everyone else.
Now I know what you are thinking, does it hurt? If you are anxious about the injection of Botox, your skin care professional can apply a topical cream that will numb your skin making the procedure very comfortable. A well trained clinician will skillfully perform the injections and quickly have you out the door.
Botox is particularly effective in the treatment of the following areas of the face:
- Frown lines between the eyes
- Forehead lines
- To give the eyelids a lift
- Platysmal bands of the neck
- Crow’s feet
- Nasalis lines or bunny lines around the nose
Now comes the fun part! In about 72 hours, you will begin to see the results as the muscles begin to relax right along with those nasty wrinkles. Over the next two weeks, you will see more and more improvement. These results will last for 3 to 4 months.
That means, if you get right in for a Botox treatment, you will see results before the holiday parties and family gatherings and right into the New Year!
And oh, don’t worry; no one will guess that you had a Botox treatment because the results are subtle. They will just notice that you look rested, refreshed, and happy, even during the hectic holiday season. So what are you waiting for?
To talk more about Botox, or anything else, please contact us. Thanks.