Botox - the common name for use of botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes can have a number of benefits for your appearance and well-being, and not just for removing lines and wrinkles from your forehead.
Botox has been FDA approved for other treatments you may not have considered before.
The Botox Procedure
A Botox treatment is a fairly simple procedure. Typically a customer should avoid alcohol for a week before the procedure, and discontinue aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicines for at least 2 weeks before treatment. A small injection is made in the muscle which temporarily inhibits sending signals from the nerves to the muscle contract, thereby eliminating lines and wrinkles. A treatment takes only minutes and requires no anesthesia. Botox is administered with a fine needle directly into selected muscles, typically with only minor discomfort. Full results are usually visible in 3 to 7 days
3 Benefits of Botox
- Reducing the effect of migraine headaches: Migraines are more than just a headache, and usually are accompanied by a number of symptoms that can be really unpleasant. Persistent dizziness, nausea and vomiting can make it hard to maintain regular activity. Botox treatment, typically injected in 7 areas around the temples, forehead, neck and shoulders has been proven to lessen or eliminate these effects in many migraine sufferers.
- Excessive Underarm Sweat: Another of the FDA approved benefits of Botox is to reduce hyperhidrosis, also known as severe underarm sweating. Botox is injected just under the skin with an ultra-fine needle, directly to the sweat glands. Botox will not cure the condition, just alleviate the symptoms of up to 7 months. Your insurance may cover this procedure (check with your carrier)
- An Eyebrow lift: In addition to removing fine lines and wrinkles, a Botox treatment can improve the appearance of your eyebrows, helping lift a sagging arch and eliminating lines around the brows that reduce the quality of their appearance.
More on Botox