BOTOX® Cosmetic : Not only for cosmetic purposes anymore…
One of the most common and noticeable signs of aging is wrinkles, and your everyday activities paired with environmental insults all contribute to the onset of wrinkles. Basically any facial movement (smiling, frowning, squinting, chewing) will create wrinkles and fine lines, and one of the quickest and safest remedies to deter wrinkles from forming, through a non-surgical procedure, is Botox.
Botox is a purified protein that is injected into the deep, underlying muscles of the skin. It works by blocking nerve impulses to targeted muscles, which then weakens the muscle so that it can’t contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.
Botox is widely known and marketed for its ability to minimize wrinkles and lines on the face, however this treatment has a variety of different uses most people are unaware of. Cosmetic and therapeutic uses combined, Botox is a very effective treatment plan.
Some interesting uses for Botox:
Botox has been an effective treatment for patients that experience chronic migraine headaches, and has been FDA approved to treat this disorder since 2010. Unlike many other Botox uses the effectiveness of this treatment does not rely on the inhibition of muscle movement, yet it is believed to inhibit the release of peripheral nociceptive neurotransmitters from reaching nerve endings, with the result being reduced migraine pain.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes abnormal sweating , and Botox can alleviate symptoms of this condition. Underarms, hands and feet are common injection sites for this treatment. The injection occurs directly under the skin, where the sweat glands rest, and block chemical signals that the brain sends to sweat glands. Due to this interruption of signals, the sweat glands temporarily stop over producing.
Blepharospasm is any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid. Botox is injected into the surrounding muscles in the eye region and relieves muscle spasms and uncontrolled closing of the eye. This is a very rapid and effective treatment plan for this chronic condition, with patients usually needing visits every 3 months.