BOTOX is a very popular cosmetic procedure. It’s use has been exponentially on the rise in the U.S. over the last decade. Clinically tested and approved, it’s a safe and effective method of smoothing out your wrinkles. BOTOX also has several other surprising health benefits. It can treat a range of ailments you wouldn’t expect.
At the office of board certified plastic surgeon Richard J. Brown, we’ve had years of experience administering BOTOX. We’ve seen how it’s improved the lives of our patients. Here are seven reasons why you should use BOTOX.
1. It Eliminates Wrinkles
BOTOX can treat wrinkles and lines around your eyes, on your forehead and on the rest of your face. BOTOX blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. When a muscle gets injected, it no longers contracts. This causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. This effect on the muscles is temporary: BOTOX will wear off overtime. There have been studies, though, that show if you continue to do BOTOX over a long period of time affected muscles will start to naturally get more relaxed and require less frequent treatments.
While BOTOX is a very effective treatment, there are some types of wrinkles that it won’t be able to treat. Wrinkles caused by sun damage won’t respond to BOTOX. It’s important to take care of your skin all year long. While BOTOX can definitely help you maintain a healthier and more youthful appearance, the injections won’t do you any good in the long run if you don’t take care of yourself. Use sunscreen as much as possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun when you can and stay from tanning booths and anything else that could irritate your skin.
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2. It’s Very Safe
Some cosmetic procedures can take their toll. Certain procedures could put you at risk for moderate-to-severe bruising or internal bleeding. And many treatments require extensive recovery periods that can be both uncomfortable and exhausting.
This is one of the areas where BOTOX really shines. When it is administered properly BOTOX is a very safe process. BOTOX has a minimal recovery time and usually includes no noticeable side effects. Since it was approved by the FDA in 1989, there have been no documented cases of either fatalities or serious side effects as a result of BOTOX treatments. If you need to get a fast-acting and effective cosmetic procedure done that’s virtually risk-free, BOTOX is going to be your best bet.
Getting cosmetic surgery done takes time. You have to prepare yourself for it, then you have to take time off to get the work done and recover from it.
One of the biggest advantages that BOTOX has is that it’s a very quick and convenient treatment. An average injection shouldn’t take more than fifteen minutes to administer, and results are usually apparent within two days of the treatment. Whereas some cosmetic procedures might require you to be bedridden for a few days afterwards, with BOTOX you don’t have to put your life on hold. You can get an injection done in the middle of a work day and still have more than enough energy and mobility after it to get through the rest of your day without any difficulty.
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4. It Eases Migraines
Do you regularly suffer from migraine attacks? BOTOX can help. A series of BOTOX injections can significantly reduce the occurrence of migraines. It does this by relaxing the muscles that are responsible for the onset of these headaches. It also assists with blocking the sensory nerves that send the pain signals through to the brain.
5. It Treats Hyperhidrosis
Did you know that BOTOX can help you deal with excessive hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is the clinical term for excessive perspiration. While heavy sweating may not seem like a serious problem, hyperhidrosis can have a very negative impact on self-esteem.
Luckily BOTOX can be used to treat this condition! BOTOX isn’t a permanent solution for treating hyperhidrosis, however: A course of injections can last for up to seven months.
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6. It Can Help Your Eyes
Another one of the little known benefits of BOTOX is that it can be used to treat certain eye conditions. Crossed eyes, blurred vision, and eyelid spasms can be alleviated with BOTOX injections. It relaxes the eye muscles so that they aren’t working against each other, which gives the other eye muscles time to heal.
7. It Can Control Your Bladder
Do you have an overactive bladder? You can get its unexpected and frequent contractions under your control with a shot of BOTOX. It’s important to get those bladder contractions under control: They can cause urinary incontinence and frequent urination. These problems can be treated by injecting BOTOX into the bladder using a cystoscope. These injections will help the bladder contract more regularly and normalize your urination.
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Want to know more about how BOTOX can help you? Schedule your initial consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J .Brown to find out about the BOTOX treatments he offers and which ones would be right for you. Call 480-947-2455 for more information.