3 Things You Might Not Know About Botox®

With the constant hustle of work and family, it is no wonder that so many people are experiencing wrinkles and creases earlier in their lives. Fortunately, Botox® is here to help reverse those premature signs of aging. Since 2002, Botox® has been used for minimizing frown lines. And in 2013, the FDA extended this approval to temporarily treat crow’s feet. Some medical professionals may also use Botox® for addressing other medical problems.

#1 Botox® can be used to help reoccurring headaches.

Although many consider Botox® to be a purely cosmetic procedure, it can be used to help reduce the frequency and severity of chronic migraines. To achieve the desired results, doctors administer a series of Botox® injections along the head and neck. The injections are given at 12-week intervals, with the intended outcome of dulling future migraine symptoms. Our patients have reported that the Botox® injections can relieve chronic headache symptoms for approximately three months.

#2 Botox® can help excessive sweating.

Excessive sweating can be embarrassing, even for the most confident person. Fortunately, a Botox® injection into the palms or underarms can greatly reduce the impact of excessive sweating by blocking the neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands. This allows you to live your life without fearing that your excessive sweat will ruin a business meeting or social function. As an added bonus, results show that the effects of Botox®, when used in this manner, last longer than when used for cosmetic purposes.

# 3 Botox® and fillers are not the same thing.

It is easy to understand how Botox® and fillers can be confused. However, these are two very different products, so it is worth taking the time to know the difference. Botox® is a muscle relaxant, which prevents wrinkles from forming in the skin above the muscle. On the other hand, fillers are just that–they increase lost volume in the skin tissue, thereby softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Now that you know a few key facts about Botox®, are you ready to schedule your appointment? If you live in Morehead City or the Jacksonville area, the team at New Visage can help. Contact us today.