Botox is a neurotoxin protein used in cosmetic medicine to relax the contraction of muscles by weakening and blocking nerve impulses. Botox is very effective in treating lines due to normal facial movements such as frowning, squinting and smiling. The procedure uses a small amount of diluted botulin that essentially enables the muscles to relax and the ultimate result is that the muscles stop contracting so wrinkles soften and relax. The treatment irons out lines and can correct imperfections on the lips, neck and other facial areas such as restoring the arch of falling eyebrows. These treatments will make a patient look and feel younger and enable them to be less self-conscious of imperfections in their appearance.
Botox injections are effective in removing crow’s feet around the eyes, thick bands around the neck, lines between the eyebrows, forehead creases and frown lines. Other less common uses of Botox include treating oily skin, eye twitching, skin redness, hair loss and even drooling. Though most people think of using Botox primarily for cosmetic purposes, many different types of painful symptoms can be alleviated by the use Botox therapy. Botox is used for therapeutic purposes. It helps reduce migraine pain in patients by blocking sensory nerves that transfer pain messages to the brain. The result is that the muscles relax thus lessening pain. Patients will be required to have 10-15 injections in the head, shoulders and neck for the treatment to be effective. Results will be apparent after a period of about 3-4 days.
Another procedure using Botox is for the treatment of severe underarm sweating. It’s injected near the sweat glands of the underarms blocking the release of chemicals that produce sweat. Patients who undergo this procedure will see a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 48 hours after the injections. It can also be very effective in treating sweating of the hands and feet. Patients with severe nerve and back pain will greatly benefit from these treatments especially in cases where pain is constant and frequent without relief from any other treatments.
Research has shown that patients with depression will find a reduction in the symptoms as a result of the injections. It is believed that the immune system may be altered during treatments which results in the relief of depression symptoms. Factors that will determine the effectiveness of Botox will depend on the deepness of the wrinkles, where they are located and the length of time they have been apparent, and of course, the skill of the medical professionals administering the treatment.
Brooklyn Donaghue writes about the many cosmetic treatment options that are available to help you look and feel younger, healthier and happier! After getting more information from Skin Vitality she was able to choose the best solution for her and was very happy with the results and service she received at their Botox clinic in London Ontario.