The year is 2002. The FDA has just green-lit Botox for wrinkle treatment, and thus begins its takeover of not only pharmaceuticals but the cosmetic industry as well. Fast-forward to nearly two decades later, Botox is still the reigning champion and all-curing treatment. Doctor and celeb-approved. Cue Samantha’s iconic Sex and the City line: ‘I don’t believe in marriage. Botox, on the other hand, works every time’. While the syringe-full of liquid magic is all the rage, the ample different Botox uses are rarely recognized and hard to keep track of. That’s why we’ve created a handy guide for your convenience and reference.
Cosmetic Botox Uses
A holy-grail of medical aesthetics, Botox is used to paralyze overactive muscles without compromising the health of surrounding tissue. The resulting blocked nerve action prevents facial expression from pulling the skin and forming fine lines and wrinkles. It’s quick, painless, long-lasting, and 100% safe when administered by a professional. What’s more, it’s astonishingly effective; 10 minutes in a spa chair can shave up to 10 years off your appearance. Cosmetic Botox uses range from softening forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes, to eliminating smile lines and smoothening the neck.
Medical Botox Uses
If you’re just now hearing of the medical benefits of Botox, prepare to have your mind blown. Due to the biological blocking powers of the substance, Botox is incredibly successful in treating various conditions. Tested, approved, and recommended for an array of therapeutic applications, its medical uses include but are not limited to managing:
- Chronic migraines
- Axillary hyperhidrosis (otherwise known as excessive sweating)
- Involuntary muscle contraction and cervical dystonia
- Overactive bladders
When to Start
There is a grave misconception that Botox is solely corrective, when in fact, it is widely resorted to as a preventative treatment. FDA approve for patients 18 or older, Botox is reasonable to consider by anyone that is bothered by their fine lines or wrinkles. Typically, it is recommended that patients wait until their mid-to-late twenties before going under the needle to avoid over-usage.
And that’s the keynote. If you have any other questions about Botox uses, or are seeking a professional consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us here or by phone. You can reach us at (647)622-0850, and one of our experts will be happy to assist you.
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