We all know that Botox is typically used to promote the appearance of youth and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Botox was originally formulated to treat muscle spasms, but its cosmetic effects were quickly apparent.
Botox is a process that involves multiple injections that inhibit the movement of specific muscles. The treatment typically lasts 4-6 months. However, there are more benefits to the use of Botox than appearance.
Many people who have received Botox treatments have reported reductions in the number of headaches they have. There is also usually a decrease in the severity of migraines. Botox is commonly used as a migraine treatment when other options have failed.
Botox works in both preventative and restorative capacities. Preventing the muscles from moving can prevent the wrinkles from ever forming. Botox greatly reduces the appearance of forehead wrinkles, smile-lines, and crow’s feet, which can take years off of your appearance.
Many cosmetic procedures are much more invasive than Botox. Botox simply involves receiving strategically placed injections. The recovery time is minimal and there are few side effects.
In many cases, Botox is used to aid with excessive sweating. Visible sweating can be embarrassing! Botox can be used wherever sweating occurs, whether this is in the armpits, palms, or around the hairline.
Some studies suggest that Botox can be an effective treatment for depression. This is based on the facial feedback theory. The theory argues that using the muscles we use to smile will cause mood improvement. The use of Botox can serve the opposite effect. It prevents you from using the muscles you use to frown, which may reduce negative emotions significantly. Botox also increases your self-confidence, which can make you feel happier in general.
There are many benefits to the use of Botox, both for cosmetic and health purposes. It is even one of the most inexpensive cosmetic procedures! For more information about Botox, contact us at Intermountain Aesthetics MD Spa today!