10 Benefits Of Botox
While you may think of Botox as the ‘liquid gold’ that reduces dynamic fine lines and wrinkles, it has also emerged as a leading therapeutic agent in treating neck spasms, chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, cervical dystonia (muscle contractions), bladder incontinence and pain associated with TMJ disorders.
When injected into the face, botulinum toxin A temporarily paralyzes muscles, creating a mute button between the muscle and the nerve, blocking them from contracting. This prevents the formation of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.
Who It’s Best For
While it was initially developed to help stop eyelid spasms, such as a cross-eye, Botox is now used in many other areas of the body and face. It can reduce crow’s feet, forehead lines and perioral (the lines around the mouth) lines and lift eyebrows.
What You Need To Know About Botox
The most common uses of Botox are for facial expression lines such as crow’s feet, perioral (the lines around the lips) and forehead lines. However, it can also be effective for lifting the eyebrows and removing vertical bands in the neck. The treatment is safe, but a few minor side effects can occur such as droopy eyes or headaches. It’s best to consult with a trained professional who will listen to your concerns and recommend a course of treatment that is right for you.