Many men and women think that Botox injectables are only good for one thing: making you look younger. But the truth is that this amazing injectable can offer so much more. It’s no wonder why people are constantly getting it as part of their treatment plan, be it medical or cosmetic.
So, in light of that, let’s take a look at these several benefits of Botox. First, let’s break down this amazing drug and what the fuss is all about.
What is Botox, and how does it work?
To understand the benefits you’ll get from using botox, you must first know what it is. Botox is an injectable made of a toxin called clostridium botulinum(1). While it is actually a toxin that causes food poisoning called botulism, in small doses, it can be very effective in the treatment of multiple conditions.
The injectable works by paralyzing the muscles, blocking the nerve signals, thus, stopping the muscles from contracting. This is how Botox works to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and many other skin conditions or muscular problems.
Although there are other types of Botox – such as Dysport and Xeomin – Botox is the most common, with the term used generally to cover injectables. That’s because it was the first brand of its kind to offer such a service.
What Can Botox Treat?
Firstly, we have to mention the main reason for Botox’s popularity: it stops the signs of anti-aging, such as frowns, crow’s feet, wrinkles and fine lines. As we mentioned above in the breakdown, by paralyzing the muscles, stopping them from contracting, these signs of aging do not appear in the first place. Better yet, it’s a safe and effective treatment with minimal downtime and issues.
Stops Excessive Sweating
It can be embarrassing for many people when they sweat profusely. Thankfully, Botox offers the solution as it stops the sweat glands from breaking out, reducing excessive sweating. You’ll feel more comfortable than ever before.
Helps With TMJ & Teeth Clenching
People have a habit of grinding their teeth, which can trigger them to have TMJ pain. Having a sore jaw causes more grinding and clenching, creating a vicious circle. Botox can minimize pain and symptoms by stopping these muscle movements occurring in the first place.
Prevents Migraines & Headaches
In 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA and Health Canada to treat those suffering from chronic migraines. The injectable “freezes” the muscles which cause these painful symptoms. Up to 31 places on the head and neck can trigger migraines, so you might require a few injections to stop the pain.
Helps Bladder Incontinence
Although the last resort, Botox can help people with bladder incontinence (the ability not to control your bladder). The injection can help people regain control of their urinary movements, strengthening the muscles.
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The Five Benefits of Botox
It’s Safe & Effective
Botox is approved for use by both the FDA and Health Canada, ensuring that this product (and those that are similar) are safe for use by the general public. The same applies to the professionals administering the injections!
In many cases, both medical and cosmetic professionals will have to undergo training or take specific courses to ensure they can safely administer the injections. An example would be Juvea Aesthetics, which is run and operated by a registered nurse that received a degree in Advanced Neuromodulator injections! You can’t beat that kind of experience.
Old-school surgical treatment would mean going under the knife, resulting in several weeks of recovery. On the other hand, Botox requires very little downtime, with people being able to go back to living their lives within a few days. There are some after-care steps that you should take, such as not lying down for several hours, avoiding heat and excessive sweating for three days and not undertaking other skin treatments. But that pales in comparison to several weeks of doing nothing!
Natural Looking Results
Sometimes with surgical treatments, results could look fake and cheap, almost plastic. Thankfully, Botox offers very natural results, as these injectables don’t tamper with your natural features, only enhance them.
Immediate Beauty & Pain-Free!
Botox isn’t that painful as you’ll only feel a slight pinch and might experience discomfort, redness and possible bruising around the injection sites. But after that, you should expect to see results within a few days, with the best results appearing after two weeks. You’ll be looking beautiful and feeling pain-free from migraines, TMJ and clenching quicker than ever before!