5 Amazing Facts About Botox

All men and women want to look young and beautiful. However, once you hit your forties, it’s not uncommon to see the stress on your face. It speeds up the skin aging process and makes you look old. Not just stress, genetics, sunlight exposure, and smoking can also cause fine lines and wrinkles. Botox offers a safe and painless solution for such skin problems.

In this post, we’ll give you some amazing facts about this revolutionary prescription medication.

#Fact 1: Takes 15 minutes to complete

A regular invasive treatment usually takes around 4-7 days to complete, but Botox takes just 10-15 minutes. The good thing about this treatment is that you can get it even during a busy schedule. These US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved wrinkle-reducing injectables are typically used for targeting dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles are formed when expressing emotions, such as fear, worry, joy, sadness, or surprise. When we are young, our skin bounces back after smiling, but aging stops this process, and the wrinkles look permanent.

#Fact 2 More men are getting Botox than ever before

Botox was considered to be a female-only treatment, but things are changing now. Since 2000, there has been a 300 percent growth in men getting these injections. As per a report, men in the United States receive over half a million botulinum toxin injections every year. The primary reason contributing to the growing popularity of Botox among men is the rising competitiveness in the workplace. Men want to look young among their peers. Social media and dating apps are also motivating more men to take these injections. Men mostly use Botox to prevent crow’s feet, target frown lines and reduce creases.

#Fact 3 Botox stabilize overactive sweat glands

If you are suffering from excessive underarm sweating, Botox treatment may be the answer. The injection blocks a chemical in the body that activates the sweat glands. The treatment lasts for four to six months as the nerves regenerate. Not only underarms, sweat glands on the hands and feet also respond well to Botox injections. However, medical experts do not recommend Botox treatment for pregnant or breastfeeding women or for people with a history of neuromuscular disorders.

#Fact 4 Treats chronic migraines

In 2010, the FDA gave its nod to treating chronic migraines with Botox. It is primarily because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Migraines are throbbing headaches localized on one side of the head. It brings life to a standstill and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. It would be best if you got several shots of Botox around your head and neck once every 12 weeks. For best results, you may need 30 to 40 shots.

#Fact 5 Can treat depression

Depression is a mood disorder caused by stressful life events, medications, and other medical problems. These feelings of hopelessness and sadness interfere with a person’s everyday activities. It could be surprising, but new research suggests that Botox may be an effective treatment for depression. People can take this treatment alongside antidepressants. However, it must be noted that Botox hasn’t received the approval of the FDA to treat depression.

About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics

If you want to treat spider veins, Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics should be your one-stop destination. We have been helping Portsmouth residents since 2002 with non-surgical cosmetic skin therapies, including CoolSculpting, injectables, laser, and profound RF. Fill our new patient form to find out which skin treatment works best for you.

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