Injectable treatments are commonly used as anti-aging solutions. On the one hand, you have dermal fillers. These injectables contain solutions that are injected under the skin to add more fullness, iron out wrinkles, and reduce the signs of aging.
On the other hand, you have neurotoxins, which work differently. The most common neurotoxin is botulinum toxin, which is most usually referred to by the brand name Botox®. This is one of the most popular injectable treatments around, and it has been used for many years. As an FDA-approved neurotoxin, it presents many benefits when used in your face.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that is injected into your face during Botox® treatment. Generally, there’s an association with ‘toxins’ being something negative that you don’t want in your body. In truth, too much of this toxin can be dangerous, but it is injected in safe amounts that won’t cause any harm.
The toxin itself helps to delay the signs of aging and get rid of moderate-to-severe wrinkles and fine lines. This is because it inhibits the facial muscles from contracting and making repetitive movements. It targets small muscles responsible for facial expressions, reducing their ability to wrinkle. In doing so, this stops the muscles from pulling the skin, scrunching it up, and creating lines that lead to dynamic wrinkles.
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® is proven to work, which is a huge benefit of the treatment. The science behind it can’t be disproven: by preventing your face from making repetitive expressions, you can stop wrinkles from forming. This makes your skin look a lot smoother and more youthful. The results can last for up to 4 months before touch up treatments are needed, which is rather impressive for an injectable neurotoxin.
You don’t have to worry about the safety of Botox® either. It is FDA-approved and has passed numerous tests to ensure it is safe for use. You can enjoy anti-aging benefits without worrying about excessive side effects.
What can Botox® Treat?
Botox® can be used in a variety of different places to treat a whole host of common concerns. Typically, it can treat the following:
- Glabellar frown lines
- Bunny lines
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Sagging brow
- Crow’s feet
- Downturned nasal tip
- Smoker’s lines
- Drooping corners of the mouth
- Platysmal neck bands
- Horizontal neck lines
Primarily, Botox® is an anti-aging treatment that can address all of the above issues to make your skin look younger. However, it also has uses in preventing hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) when injected into your underarms. Here, the neurotoxin inhibits the sweat glands and prevents you from sweating. So, the uses extend beyond simple cosmetic concerns!
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Am I a Candidate for Botox®?
Most people with wrinkles or fine lines around their faces will be candidates for Botox® injections. You should avoid this treatment if you have a skin infection in the treatment area, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a muscular/nerve condition.
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