Botox® works by becoming a protective wall between the muscle and the brain, thus if your brain sends messages to a particular muscle to move around–whether on purpose or due to misfiring neurons – the muscle will resist and remain still.
Here are the most popular medical and cosmetic benefits of Botox®:
1: Treat a Drooping Brow
A drooping brow can cause some individuals to look tired and unhappy even when they are feeling satisfied and awake. Sometimes, there are medical reasons for the droopiness, and, as a result, most individuals try to increase their vegetable intake and exercise their facial muscles more, etc., to try and correct this problem. However, in most cases, a Botox® intervention is required. Conducting Botox on individuals with drooping brows results in the brow relaxing and, when performed correctly, raises the eyebrow up.
2: Stop Excessive Sweating
Individuals who are diagnosed with hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating. The sweating is unpredictable and can occur when they are resting or even in cool temperatures. Botox® can help temporarily manage excessive sweating by closing the signals from the nerves that prompt the sweat glands. When these glands are no longer able to receive these signals, the sweating will stop. Renowned physicians practicing out of reputable medical establishments like Epiclinic cosmetic clinic treat severe sweating with small injections of Botox® to achieve safe and optimal results.
3: Reduce Migraine Pain
Several migraine sufferers make the mistake of thinking that Botox can stop migraines entirely. It doesn’t do that at all! However, treatment will minimise several of their significant symptoms such as; nausea, pain and sensitivity to light, which makes a migraine much easier to live with.
4: Treatment for Bells Palsy
Administering treatment to the paralysed side of an individual’s face can significantly help relax the facial muscles that tighten up. Treatment can also prevent unwanted facial tics from appearing. Administering the treatment to the non-paralysed side of the patient’s face is also beneficial as it is more cosmetic in nature. This method relaxes the facial movements on the dominant side of the individual’s face. After treatment, the face will look more balanced when the individual is speaking or moving their face.
5: Stop Eye Twitch/Squinting
Sometimes facial twitching can be constant and or rapid in patients. In some cases, a twitch can create a muscle spasm that won’t go away, holding it in a strained place. In addition to being annoying and sometimes painful, twitches can also impede with the individuals’s vision. Botox® is known as a treatment option to halt eye twitching and squinting.
Possible side effects of Botox® are facial pain and headaches are common side effects. Temporary respiratory infection, eyelid droop and muscle weakness are also possibly side effects although these are rare. Knowing the benefits along with the possible side-effects of Botox® will help alleviate your fears and preconceived ideas (thanks, Internet!) about what the treatment is for, how it works, and how it is administered.