WHAT IS BOTOX
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What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox injections block signals from the nerves to the muscle causing the muscle to no longer contract as forcefully which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.
The FDA approved such usage in the late1980s when it was discovered that Botox could stop ailments such as uncontrolled blinking and lazy eye. Cosmetic physicians have been using Botox for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is an approved treatment for frown lines on the forehead, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and axillary hyperhidrosis (increased sweating of the armpits).
Botox works by injecting the muscle, so it no longer contracts as forcefully, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.
Where Botox can be used?
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Under eyes
- Brow Lift
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines (lines in the nose)
- Chin (for dimpling)
- Skin bands on the neck
- Around the mouth (for smoker’s lines and down-turned corners of the mouth)
Botox is not a facial filler – it will not fill existing wrinkles or add volume to your face neither does it affect the quality of your skin, elasticity or the pigmentation.
What is Botox used for?
- Temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles and improving your appearance
- Severe underarm sweating
- Cervical dystonia – a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
- Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking
- Strabismus – misaligned eyes
- Chronic migraine
- Overactive bladder
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