Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily relaxing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin.
Botox, when used correctly, it has a number of applications.
Fast facts on Botox:
- Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year.
- Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.
- Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles.
- People also use Botox to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.
What is Botox?
- Botox injection treatment for headaches.
- Botox injections have a range of medical uses.
- Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium from which Botox is derived, is found in many natural settings, including soil, lakes, and forests.
What are the Benefits of Botox?
What began as a treatment option for muscle spasms soon morphed into a cosmetic procedure that offered a multitude of health benefits.
Indeed, the benefits of Botox continue to expand beyond its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 4,597,886 people sought out this nonsurgical procedure in 2016.
While many pursue it for cosmetic purposes, the benefits of Botox span far beyond. It wouldn’t surprise us if that number continues to grow.
If you’re plagued with constant headaches or migraines, Botox may be able to bring some of the joy back to your life. And the list goes on.
Botox targets excessive sweating, muscle stiffness and twitching, incontinence, and more. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Of course, we have to start with the first, most obvious, benefit of Botox. It’s FDA-approved and sought by many for the reduction of wrinkles, particularly on our faces.
Brows, sensitive areas around the eye, and smile lines can all be addressed with Botox. When administered correctly, Botox can keep the surrounding muscles nice and perky, reducing those fine lines and wrinkles.
Speaking of the actual appointment, let’s get down to numbers. Botox injections can cost anywhere from $170 to $350. This makes it one of the more affordable cosmetic procedures out there on the market today.
Imagine using your lunch break to find some relief for your unwanted wrinkles, muscle spasms or headaches? Administering Botox is relatively quick and easy.
Also in terms of speed, the results tend to appear pretty quickly. Some patients report relief within a day or two. Others say it can take up to a week. Like many procedures, individual results will vary.
We waited until the end to get to the inevitable fine print. Fear not! As of now, very few jaw-dropping side-effects have been reported.
You should probably prepare for a little bit of pain around the injection area. You may also experience numbness or a slight headache immediately after.
Along the temporary lines, you may experience a little bit of weakness from the nearby muscles.
It is recommend that you have a nice sit down with your trusted physician before receiving Botox.
There is a Botox aftercare guide that should help quell some of your concerns, too. You’ll see that many people have gone through the procedure with minimal discomfort and tremendous success.
One of the prime benefits of Botox continues to be its ability to temporarily remove unwanted wrinkles.
For more information on Botox services, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.
Source: USA Today