WHAT HEALTH BENEFITS DOES BOTOX OFFER?
Botox Dubai | 19 September 2021
Many people believe that Botox® is an injectable that is primarily used for reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, especially forehead furrow lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. However, there are many other benefits of Botox treatment that go beyond the face.
For people who want to look younger but don’t want to undergo the expense or recovery associated with surgery, Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that offers several types of benefits. It is normally injected into a targeted muscle group in the face or other parts of the body, depending on the desired outcome.
Technically speaking, Botox prevents the release of neurotransmitters, creating temporary paralysis. When injected into facial muscles, it creates a “shield” between the brain and the muscles that cause various wrinkles, preventing the muscle from moving and causing more wrinkles.
What are the benefits of Botox?
By temporarily paralyzing various muscles in the face, Botox can help patients look refreshed and rejuvenated. And since they won’t be able to consciously or unconsciously move the muscles that created the wrinkles in the first place, the person getting the injections is less likely to create wear and tear patterns that create new wrinkles and deepen existing wrinkles.
Is the procedure permanent?
No. Botox is absorbed by the body over time and eventually eliminated. There is no need to worry about becoming “poisoned” by this absorption process. It is a naturally occurring sequence that will not have any adverse effects on the patient. How long the injection effects last depends on a number of factors, but patients may opt to get “touch-up” injections done every few months to maintain their youthful appearance.
What health benefits does Botox offer?
In addition to providing a way for people to look more youthful by receiving facial injections, Botox can be used for a number of other health benefits such as:
Treating a drooping brow
Restoring crossed eyes (strabismus)
Stopping excessive sweating, especially in the armpits, feet, and hands
Reducing migraine symptoms and pain
Treating Bell’s Palsy (either by treating the paralyzed side of the face to help relax facial muscles, or the non-paralyzed side of the face to provide a more symmetrical look)
Stopping eye twitches and squinting
Calming an overactive bladder
Relieving muscles spasms
Treating multiple sclerosis symptoms
Reducing drooling or excessive salivation
As you can see from this list, Botox is a very safe and amazing product.
Are there any side effects from having Botox injections?
The most common side effect reported from Botox injections is pain at the injection site(s). This can often be remedied with cold compresses after the injection or your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain reducers.