Are fine lines and wrinkles getting you down? Botox can be used cosmetically to eliminate fine lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines to help your skin restore its healthy and youthful appearance. Today, Botox is the most popular type of non-surgical cosmetic treatment with over 6 million treatments administered each year. When administered by a licensed medical professional, it is a safe and effective treatment option. Learn more about the benefits of Botox and how exactly it works.
How Botox Works
Botox is administered through an injection in the targeted treatment areas. Once injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve impulses causing the muscles to relax. When the injected muscle is no longer able to contract, fine lines and wrinkles soften. What makes Botox so effective is that it remains in the area where it is injected and does not spread through the body. While Botox does not produce full effects immediately, it will last an average of three to four months. Continued treatments can help you enjoy the maximum benefits Botox produces.
Benefits of Botox
Botox produces amazing results. You can finally smooth those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, correct a drooping brow, effectively treat hyperhidrosis, and prevent eye twitching.
1. Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
While there is no elixir of youth you can take to reverse aging, Botox can help you look younger by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles on the face. These are typically caused by a loss of skin elasticity and collagen which occurs naturally with age. Certain environmental stressors, such as UV exposure, can contribute to these creases in the skin. Botox acts as a minimally-invasive treatment for treating wrinkles around the eyes, as well as fine lines that develop in the neck, forehead, and around the mouth.
2. Treat a Drooping Brow
Brow ptosis, or drooping brow, can make a person appear tired or sad even when they are in a good mood. A Botox brow lift is a simple procedure used to elevate the height of the brows, while simultaneously eliminating frown lines that develop between the eyebrows. When the muscles in this area are allowed to relax, the forehead muscles can work more effectively to pull up the brows, remarkably improving your appearance. The process takes just a few minutes and you will start to see results within 10-14 days.
3. Stop Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating. Although different biological factors can cause this condition, many people who suffer from extreme sweating are otherwise healthy. Botox injections can be successful in treating hyperhidrosis in certain people. The injections work by blocking the nerves that are responsible for activating the sweat glands. It can be used for the treatment of underarm sweating, as well as sweaty palms. In some cases, it can also work to reduce the overproduction of forehead sweat.
4. Prevent Eye Twitching
Botox can be successfully used to treat uncontrolled eyelid twitching, a condition known as blepharospasm. While eyelid twitches are usually harmless, they can be a major nuisance. Currently, there is no exact cause of the benign eye twitch. However, the muscle that is thought to be responsible for twitching is the orbicularis oculi, a group of muscle fibers that open and close the eye. During treatment, a Botox injection is administered into the muscles above and below the eye. Within a day to two weeks, the spasms will begin to disappear. Relief from eye twitching will typically last about three months before another injection will need to be administered.
Schedule Botox Treatment
The benefits of Botox are undeniable. From smoothing wrinkles to eliminating migraines, just a small injection of Botox from a medical spa can do wonders for a wide range of cosmetic and medical concerns. For more information or to schedule a Botox consultation, contact Elume Medspa today.