Everyone’s heard of Botox, but few actually know what it is and who it can benefit. Botox is technically an injectable drug derived from a toxin; in small applications, it treats conditions by paralyzing muscles and nerves. While this may sound scary, if applied correctly by a knowledgeable doctor or plastic surgeon, Botox is very safe with the most common side effects being pain or bruising in the injection site. But, what can Botox treat?
If applied properly in the treatment site, Botox can provide a natural looking solution to facial wrinkles. By paralyzing the muscles, Botox almost immediately creates smoother-looking skin. Paralyzing the cells within the muscles also work to prevent the development of more wrinkles, making Botox not only an efficient treatment to reverse the aging effects, but also a great anti-aging treatment.
There may be times when underarm sweating cannot be treated with regular topical creams and deodorants. When this is the case, Botox may be a sufficient alternative. Botox works by creating a chemical block between the nerves and the sweat glands, thus decreasing the potential for sweat.
Nerves and Muscle Spasms
For some people, nerve and muscle spasms are the norm, and this can make day-to-day activities extremely uncomfortable. With Botox, doctors are able to paralyze the muscles that are spasming, soothing these muscles to provide relief for the individual.
Migraines are one of the most debilitating conditions, with recurring moderate to severe headaches. Sufferers of migraines are sometimes unable to get back on their feet for days at a time. Feelings of nausea and even fainting from the level of pain are common, and relief is hard to get. While Botox is not a cure for the condition, it can help sufferers find relief for a temporary period.
There are several reasons to consider Botox, other than for cosmetic purposes. Do you or a loved one have any questions about Botox and its benefits? One of the doctors at Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery serving the areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Naples, Weston, and Hollywood will be able to help! Call us at (954) 983-1899 to schedule an appointment. You may also request an appointment online.