Botox offers a number of physical and psychological benefits to women and men of all ages. If you’re seeking to improve your appearance and look younger without surgery, Botox is a non-invasive injectible that will solve a number of health challenges that come along with aging. By gently paralyzing the underlying forehead and eye muscles, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles with added benefits.
Beyond the cosmetic and aesthetic satisfaction, versatile Botox injections can also treat or even relieve bothersome, and annoying conditions. Many use Botox to treat underarm sweating, muscular dysfunctioning, bladder or bowel incontinence, neck pain, and eye issues.
In other words, this mild, out-patient treatment alleviates the discomfort and insecurities related to aging. Here we’ll discuss its origin and the many uses of this modern, anti-aging super-nova.
Botox, no matter what condition it’s used for, is considered a neuromodulator.
This means that the toxin temporarily paralyzes or “freezes” carefully targeted muscle groups. Muscle movement will return over a period of months, but this is a great “touch up” procedure with no scarring or residual damage to the skin or muscle tissue.
Botox prevents the release of a muscle-activating neurotransmitter called acetylcholine–and briefly stops muscle activity in the targeted area. Nerves slowly regenerate over a period of months, eventually causing the lines to reappear.
Similar neuromodulating injectables include the branded products Xeomin Aesthetic and Dysport. These are still purified botulinum toxin type A, but of a slightly different type and concentration, with different dosing required for each.
It takes about 2 weeks for your Botox injections to achieve optimal results. Results last from three to six months before you’ll need to make another appointment.
Weight loss, aging, and chronic illness take a toll on the body. We recommend that you can combine a Botox treatment with facial fillers, like Juvederm. This duo will give you a “non-surgical facelift” for a fraction of the cost at most plastic surgery centers.
During this treatment, Juvederm and similar facial fillers can assist in plumping saggy, or unattractive facial features. In addition, patients may request Botox (and fillers like Juvederm) as a preventative measure, to help delay the effects of aging.
With a non-surgical facelift, we also use Juvederm to enhance certain facial features, for instance, to make cheekbones more prominent. Experts agree that facial injectibles are the true fountain of youth.