Botox: When and Why You Should Get It
Many people search for something that can reverse the signs of aging. A healthy diet, limited sun exposure, and regular use of a moisturizer is a good place to start. However, some fine lines and wrinkles are hereditary or brought on by stress, so changing your daily habits won’t necessarily affect them.
If you are looking for a safe way to reverse the signs of aging, you might want to consider Botox. Below, we’ve answered the most common questions we receive about Botox treatment.
Are all injectables the same?
Injectables is a blanket term for a procedure that transfers product directly into the skin and muscle tissue via a syringe, which helps reduce the signs of aging. Both Botox and Fillers use this method and obtain favorable results, but they each perform in various ways.
Why Botox and how does it work?
Botox is known widely for its use to reduce the signs of aging. With a few quick injections, deep lines between brows, crow’s feet, and laugh lines are all reduced in appearance.
Botox works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use. Regular Botox treatments mean preventing new creases from forming while smoothing out the appearance of what you already have.
Who should consider Botox?
This type of treatment is for those who are experiencing wrinkles in places where they hold a lot of tension; think frown lines, furrowed brows, etc. By freezing the muscles in these areas, you prevent deeper lines from forming. Some patients have noticed with multiple treatments, the habit of furrowing and frowning stops. This results in fewer treatments over time.
Are there other benefits of Botox?
Yes! There are a few other ways you can benefit from Botox.
Reduce Tension Headaches
When injected into the muscles of the forehead, neck, and shoulders, it can release built up tension, therefore, lessening the strain on the nervous system.
Reduce Excess Sweating
Botox injections can also help with the overproduction of sweat. The injection inhibits the chemical acetycholine, which stimulates the sweat glands. The procedure lasts 6 – 8 months and can be used in the armpits, hands, feet, and face.
Recently, Botox is being used to treat patients with an overactive bladder. When injected into the bladder it helps increase volume capacity. The treatment can last up to several months reducing the number of bathroom visits for those who are affected.
We aren’t talking just wrinkles. This procedure will help anyone who suffers from Strabismus (crossed eyes). When the injection is used in one of the eye muscles, the muscle temporarily weakens allowing the eyes to realign properly.
At Marvel Clinic we don’t believe that surgery is always required to achieve the look you want. That’s why we offer a wide variety of non-surgical procedures to help you look and feel your best. In fact, our most popular request is the non-surgical treatment, Botox.
If you are ready to see what Botox can do for you, call us at 931-455-2005 to book your consultation today! Our expertly trained staff can work with you to develop a treatment plant specifically designed for your needs.