Botox has remained one of the most sought-after procedures by people of all ages seeking to improve their appearance. The main reason for this is that Botox does not require surgery or anesthetic. Instead, we use a non-invasive injectable to apply the treatment, making it quick and efficient.
How Does the Botox Procedure Work?
The Botox procedure is incredibly simple. Once you have agreed to undergo the treatment, we will make use of a small needle to inject the drug into your system. This needle will help to prevent or stop muscle activity in the area that we have targeted, such as your face or lips.
What Can I Get Botox for?
Although it is a widespread belief that physicians only use Botox for wrinkles on the face, this is a common misconception. Rather, this treatment can be used for a wide range of complications, including:
- Smile Lines:
You may notice that wrinkles at the edge of your lips accompany every smile. While this is completely normal, you may find this unattractive. If this is the case, Botox is a great tool that you can use to solve this issue. Essentially, once we apply the injection, the muscles around this area will be much smoother. This will help to reduce the intensity of these lines.
- Underarm Sweating:
Most people are unaware that we can also use Botox on areas of our body that we sweat excessively. When we apply the injection, it blocks the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands in a specific area, such as your underarm.
Although this is non-cosmetic, we can also use Botox to treat migraines. When the drug is injected, the nerve endings are blocked from releasing chemicals that transmit the pain associated with a migraine. However, this is only a preventative measure for people who have recurrent or excessive migraines.
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
This is the most common use of Botox. Fine lines and wrinkles such as Crow’s Feet and Brow Lines will begin to appear on the face as you age. The injection helps to smoothen these lines by relaxing all the muscles and tissue around this area.
What are the Benefits of Getting Botox?
Although we can use several procedures to treat these conditions, there are many advantages of getting a Botox treatment.
- It is Extremely Safe and Effective:
The Botox treatment has been FDA-approved since 2002 and is one of the safest and most effective ways of reducing fine lines or wrinkles. It is also used by countless people in the United States, with as many as 5 million people registering for Botox treatments in a single year.
However, we suggest that you only receive these injections from a fully qualified and experienced provider. So, if you are considering this treatment, please contact us to find out more information.
- Botox Has Long-Lasting Results:
While you should not expect your Botox to last forever, all targeted wrinkles should remain softened for at least three months. This is highly effective because the procedure will only take as a little as 10 minutes, and you should begin to see changes within 7 days. However, once you notice that your Botox is wearing off, we suggest that you pay us a visit for another shot.
You may also want to consider getting Botox for the following reasons:
- It is less invasive than other procedures
- It is relatively affordable
- The results are fast
If you have been sitting on the fence about getting a Botox treatment and would still like to learn more about the procedure, please contact us. Our physicians have extensive experience in giving this treatment and would love to answer all your questions. Additionally, you may also call our phone lines for a complimentary appointment.