What Botox Does for Your Health and Skin

When you hear the word Botox, the first thing that may come to your mind is an injection that reduces fine lines, wrinkles and many other signs of aging. It is one of the most known skin treatments currently. Not only has it gained a reputation of combating signs of aging, but can also reduce excessive sweating, migraines and movement disorders.

What is Botox?

It is a toxin that can be used to paralyze specific muscles, which make it perfect for not only removing wrinkles near the eyes, forehead and mouth, but also for treating other health conditions. You should know how the toxin affects your body before booking an appointment with a professional.

What it does for your health and skin

It is anti-aging

The main benefit of this amazing treatment option is its anti-aging properties. When the procedure is done by a professional, you will notice immediate reversal of even the most conspicuous wrinkles on your body. It is a safe and high-quality injectable solution that can remove fine lines, deep wrinkles and expression lines on your body. Moreover, the effects are temporary and can last anywhere from 3 months to 12 months depending on the treatment type.

Many people usually request treatment in removing horizontal creases on the forehead, lines at the corners of the mouth, wrinkles around the eyes and between the eyebrows and skin on the chin.

It has other medical uses

Medical professionals also use it to treat conditions that affect the neuromuscular system. In fact, the FDA has approved the use of this treatment for conditions such as crossed-eyes, upper limb spasticity and severe underarm sweating. It can also be used to treat eyelid spasms, cervical dystonia and prevent migraine in people who suffer from it for at least four hours on more than 15 days per month.

Other people who also benefit from using the treatment include people with conditions such as psoriasis, alopecia, post-herpetic neuralgia, dyshidrotic eczema, vulvodynia and achalasia.

It can treat depression

According to results published by the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the toxin can be used to treat depression. In the trial conducted by George Washington University, patients who had been diagnosed with depression but had never used the toxin were divided into groups of two. Some were injected using the toxin and others with a placebo in an area of the body called the “grief muscles”, which express sadness. In a period of six weeks, there was a substantial improvement in people who were injected with toxin over the ones injected with the placebo.

The study did not have anything to do with enhancing people’s appearances and everything to do with inhibiting their expressions. The study concluded that people’s moods can be influenced by restricting their faces’ ability to frown.

In conclusion, Botox treatments have many benefits such as reducing the signs of aging and in treating depression. Moreover, it can be used to treat medical conditions such as crossed-eyes, upper limb spasticity, severe underarm sweating, eyelid spasms, cervical dystonia and in preventing migraine. 

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