Is Botox for You? Consider 5 Facts

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Botox

Even though Botox is one of the most requested cosmetic procedures, not only in my office in Margate but across the globe, considering a wrinkle relaxer like Botox is a different process for everyone.

Before you make the decision, there are a few things to think about including:

  • the “type” of results that you desire
  • your level of anxiety to needles and
  • how you want to look after the treatment is performed

If you have not yet tried Botox, consider that it has been safely used in a variety of commercial forms for many years. That is because it is able to deliver visible results almost instantly and with NO downtime.

It’s no wonder why Botox has become the #1 cosmetic treatment nobody knows you had.

How Long Do Results Last

Everyone has a different idea of what they want to get out of a Botox procedure. Ideally, you may want to look just the way you did when you were 25, but it is important to keep your expectations realistic. Botox is highly effective and works almost instantly to “reduce” the appearance of wrinkles.

The results commonly last for 3-6 months at a time without the need for maintenance, making Botox an ideal option for ultra-convenient anti-aging effects.

Fear of Injections

Millions of women get Botox every year because it is the quickest way to rejuvenate your appearance. It is natural to wonder whether the injections are painful if you’ve never done it.

A Botox treatment take as little as 20 minutes, however, all of them do involve needles. Botox needles are very small and pain is minimal. If you are still concerned about it, Dr. Bent can numb the area with an ice pack or numbing cream to help you relax.

Will My Face Look Natural

When performed correctly, Botox results are natural looking. That’s because works by reducing the signals sent from your nerves to your muscles. It relaxes your muscles, essentially erasing topical fine lines and wrinkles.

Some people think you cannot control your facial expressions after Botox treatment. This is simply not the case. Botox aims to relax the muscle where wrinkles form. It does not paralyze your muscles.

The opposite is true actually. It works to smooth out wrinkles by causing a reduced intensity of movement in the areas where wrinkles form.

How Many Ways Can I Use Botox?

Used commonly to reduce the appearance of laugh lines, crow’s feet and “11” lines between the eyebrows, Botox as a cosmetic treatment continues to grow in popularity across the globe. Its efficacy has left many people wondering how many ways they can get more Botox into their lives.

There are many different reasons to get Botox. However, you may not realize that Botox can help with a myriad of health issues, outside the popular cosmetic application.

Here are 5 other uses for Botox besides anti-aging:

  1. Migraine Headaches
    The use of Botox for migraine headaches was discovered by accident when people using it for cosmetic purposes reported that they also noticed fewer migraines. Today, it is a highly common practice to use this for migraine headaches.
  2. Involuntary Spasms
    Blepharospasm is the medical term used to describe chronic and involuntary closing of the eyelids. It is common for this type of muscle contraction to cause a range of problems for the sufferer including mild to moderate eye twitching and even forced eye closure. Functional blindness is also known to occur in those with this type of involuntary spasm. Due to Botox’s ability to disrupt nerve impulses it offers an effective option to stop involuntary movements like spasms and twitching.
  3. Excessive Sweating
    People who suffer with excessive sweating may find relief with Botox. Originally approved for reducing underarm sweating in 2004, it can be used to reduce excessive perspiration in the armpits, hands and feet.
  4. Incontinence
    Botox can be used for bladder control. Millions of men and women suffer with stress incontinence (involuntary urinary leakage) long before the aging process beings. This can happen during coughing, sneezing, laughing, running and heavy lifting leaving the person suffering with incontinence embarrassed.
  5. Depression
    It is important to know that the FDA has not yet approved Botox for the use of mood disorders. However, numerous clinical trials have been performed showing positive results for people suffering with symptoms of depression but the trials are still ongoing.¹

Other uses for Botox includes dental health, severe neck spasms, crossed eyes, drooling, muscle stiffness, erectile dysfunction, painful intercourse, abnormal heartbeat, cleft lip scaring and cold hands.

Is Botox Safe

You may have heard of botched results when Botox is injected into the face for cosmetic purposes. Rest assured that those cases are not only rare, but almost always performed by untrained individuals and / or fake nurses outside a medical setting.

Botox has a remarkably safe history. For any specific concerns, ask your certified professional, like Dr. TaisenChoy-Bent during your consultation.

Ready to Reduce Wrinkles?

If you are thinking about getting Botox – you’re not alone!

Millions of women (and men) just like you are getting quick, rejuvenating results right here in my office and all over the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Look younger in the same amount of time you spend on an average lunch break!

Visit the office of Dr. TaisenChoy-Bent to get the anti-aging effects millions of Botox users already enjoy.

Call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation at (954) 796-0111 or request an appointment online.

References:

1. Finzi E, Rosenthal NE. Treatment of depression with onabotulinumtoxinA: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. J Psychiatr Res. 2014 May;52:1-6.