What Are the Benefits of Botox?

As a person grows older, wrinkles and lines may start to develop in their face. Some people may try to diminish the appearance of their wrinkled skin with topical creams and serums. However, others may use Botox.

Botox is a special application that uses a bacterial toxin called botulin. The botulin is produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. The toxin then causes temporary paralysis of strategically targeted muscles. If you're interested in learning more, here are some of the benefits of Botox applications.

Corrects Wrinkles and Lines Without Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is sometimes used to lessen the severity of wrinkles by stretching or resurfacing the skin. However, many people would prefer to have their wrinkles treated with a less invasive application. Botox treatments usually involve only the injecting of medication into the desired areas of the face or neck.

The medication can reduce wrinkles around the mouth, on the neck, and on the forehead. The effects of the Botox may last multiple months. As the effects of the injections wear off, the wrinkles may begin to deepen again but will diminish with a subsequent treatment. Also, after the first treatment with Botox, the lines may never reach their initial severity because the underlying muscles atrophy due to the lack of use.

Lifts the Brow

If your brow starts to droop as you age, Botox can help lift it. A droopy brow can make the face look worn and tired. The Botox can help you appear younger, exposing more of your eyes and lids.

Reduces Tension Headaches and Migraines

Many people don't realize that Botox can help reduce the number of migraines that they suffer. Headaches are sometimes caused by the tension that develops in the muscles of the head and face. After the muscles are relaxed through the intentional paralysis, the incidence of the tension headaches is lowered. Additionally, the Botox can help block the pain impulses of sensory nerves from reaching the brain. As a result, migraine sufferers may find relief.

Diminishes Sweating

Many people suffer from excessive sweating from their armpits and palms. The issue can be embarrassing, making it difficult for a person to feel confident, especially when the issue is ongoing. Botox can be applied to minimize the amount of sweat produced by the armpits and palms. The sweat production will remain diminished until the Botox wears off.

To learn more about Botox and its benefits, schedule a consultation with services such as Mansfield Plastic Surgery LLC in your local area.