The benefits of Botox injections have made them a popular cosmetic treatment. Botox treatments can give the face a younger, revitalized appearance. “Dynamic wrinkles”, or wrinkles caused by facial expression and muscle movement are especially prevalent in the area around the eyes. Fortunately, these wrinkles are very responsive to Botox treatments. One of the benefits of Botox injections is that Botox Cosmetic weakens the muscles responsible for squinting and crinkling of the eye area. The treatment effectively reduces or eliminates crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes. Botox treatments are also very effective in improving moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, and many patients have them as analternative to a brow lift. Reducing deep, stubborn furrows between the brows is also a widely documented benefit of Botox injections for men. As people age, the muscles used to form facial expressions create permanent creases in the skin. One of the benefits of Botox injections is that they can be used to relax the facial muscles, resulting in smoother skin and fewer wrinkles. In areas such as the forehead, where horizontal wrinkles tend to form, the Botox benefits are particularly valuable.
Botox Cosmetic is a refined for of botulinum toxin type A. Since 2002, Botox treatment has been approved for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles on the face. Botox injections should only be administered by trained doctors. At Botox Beverly Hills centers, doctors will instruct the patient to contract their facial muscles in order to determine precisely where to place the first injection. Next, the doctor will use a very small needle to administer Botox injections directly in to the muscles that cause frown lines, furrows, and horizontal wrinkles. Because the procedure is quick and has minimal discomfort, no anesthesia is required. Botox injections are safe and the actual injection process usually will not take longer than 10 minutes. Contrary to common misconception that a doctor must treat each wrinkle, only the underlying muscles that cause wrinkles must be treated. Aesthetic improvements from Botox injections are visible after a few days and the results last for up to four months. Since Botox injections only affect muscle nerves, not nerves of sensation, patients do not experience a loss of feeling in the treated area.
The benefits of Botox are not limited to treating wrinkles. The FDA originally approved Botox for several non-cosmetic treatments, including blepharospasm, excessive sweating and migraine headaches. Botox injections in the forehead, brow, side of the head, and back of the neck, can reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches for up to six months. The botulinum toxin eliminates migraines by reducing muscle tension and thus creating less strain on the nervous system. Not only can decreasing stress on the nervous system prevent migraines from developing, headaches that do occur are often less severe because Botox forMigraines purportedly blocks pain receptors in nerve cells.