Beauty is pain- and in the case of some procedures such as Botox, pain is beauty followed by muscle relaxation and a younger face. Changing your look in American culture has become an accepted part of life, from breast augmentation, laser hair removal, to Botox injections to lift up droopy facial lines. Americans spent roughly $10 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2011, so if you’re considering work, you’re not alone.
Botox injections are actually the number one cosmetic procedure in America-rising to 6.7 million treatments in 2014 from 6.1 million procedures in 2012. They last roughly around 4 months and are considered highly effective treatments for many purposes.
Botox is commonly used for treating wrinkles but it has fascinating alternative uses. Accidentally discovered in in the 1820’s as a doctor tried to figure out what blood sausages were poisoning German soldiers, the neurotoxin has become an indispensable tool in the cosmetic procedure world’s toolbox. It’s not just used for treating sagging skin though. Below are some of these more unusual uses for Botox injections.
1. It can help with excessive sweating. Many of us know the struggle of awkwardly sweating through our clothes- some of us happen to experience this more often than others. Botox injections into your sweat glands block the chemical signals to nerves that stimulate your sweat glands. A Botox treatment will last roughly around 7 to 8 months.
3. It’s most popular use by far is as a skin tightening procedure, but how it works is less understood. It paralyzes muscles under the skin, and allows the skin to be shaped in other skin tightening procedures. Inability to maintain effective sun damage repair, ageing, and smoking, and other environmental factors can cause sagging skin, so keeping your health in top shape is essential in making sure your treatments work. As you age, the collagen in your skins starts breaking own and collagen producing start decreasing as you age.
5. Finally, and perhaps most strangely, the FDA approved Botox for migraines. No one really knows how Botox affects migraines, because migraines are barely understood. However, it works in some people, and as it’s safe to use, it’s a viable treatment.
As always, ask a reputable and qualified doctor to see if this procedure is right for you. They can help you determine what procedures best suit your needs. Botox is safe and easy so if you have unusual issues, Botox may be able to help treat them. Call your local doctor today!
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