What Does Botox® Do?
In the cosmetic world, Botox® is used as an anti-aging tool. With its ability to block nerve signals which restrict muscle movement, Botox® can accomplish the task of minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles associated with facial expressions. These lines include forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines around the mouth, and the vertical lines between the eyes that are commonly called “eleven” lines. When the nerves are blocked, the muscles do not move and without that repetitive movement, certain lines and wrinkles can be softened, reduced, or removed completely. The effects of Botox® treatments last from 3 to 4 months. Because Botox® works only on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement (the expression lines), it will not work on lines and wrinkles caused by loss of plumpness in the face due to aging or even dramatic weight loss.
It may come as a surprise that Botox® also has therapeutic uses in addition to the cosmetic uses that have made it famous. Other uses include treating chronic migraines, calming an overactive bladder, treating uncontrollable blinking, and correcting strabismus, which is a condition where the eyes point in different directions inhibiting a person’s ability to focus clearly on objects. Botox® is also used to treat other neurological disorders such as cervical dystonia, in which neck and shoulder muscles frequently spasm causing intense discomfort. It is plain to see why Botox® is a choice treatment in both the cosmetic and therapeutic communities.
It’s Time To Try Botox®
The New Year is the perfect time to make self-care a priority and Botox® is a safe, effective, and affordable way to do that! If you have been considering trying Botox® to minimize the appearance of expression lines on your face and you have been putting it off, now is the time to move forward and give it a try. Be sure to check our promotions page for specials and call to schedule a free consultation.