Almost everyone has heard of Botox injections as an anti-aging treatment. Even if you or no one you know has ever used the treatment, you probably have a preconceived notion about this procedure. The fact is that many people do not know all the uses of this popular cosmetic injection beyond just reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Here are three things you might not know about Botox.
- Botox can be preventative. Botox is not just a solution to make you look a few years younger by diminishing lines and wrinkles; it can actually slow down the aging process. More and more people are using the injections to combat wrinkles by not waiting until they appear and using the injections to slow down the formation of wrinkles.
- Botox is used to treat hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can be treated with Botox injections. The paralysis effect can reduce the production of sweat in those effected with this embarrassing health issue.
- Muscle spasm relief. Because Botox injections temporarily paralyze muscles, they are used in various applications involving muscle spasms. This includes muscle spasms associated with cerebral palsy, bladder issues and certain types of muscle pain.
The fact is that Botox is used for many purposes beyond smoothing those forehead wrinkles that come with age. For many it is a safe, affordable solution whether they want to retain a youthful appearance, reduce excess sweating or control muscle spasms. However, if you are considering seeking Botox treatments, use a professional dermatology clinic where the procedure can be performed by a trained medical professional in a safe environment.
Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326