4 Fascinating Facts About Botox
At Advanced Laser Spa in Clinton, Township we are proud to offer our patients Botox injections for the ultimate in anti aging. Since Botox was discovered in the late 1980s, it has become one of the most trusted cosmetic procedures in the world – and is the single most popular aesthetic treatment in the US today!
In this article we share some interesting facts about Botox that our Clinton Township patients might not know probably don’t know.
#1. Botox Treats the Muscles, not the Skin.
While the end result of Botox injections are a dramatic reduction or elimination of lines on the forehead and around the eyes – Botox doesn’t actually treat the skin itself.
Botox actually treats the muscles beneath the skin that cause the skin to wrinkle. Repetitive muscle movements form wrinkles over time when a person makes facial expressions such as smiling or frowning, etc.
Botox affects blocks the nerves that cause the facial muscles to contract – essentially paralyzing them – so they relax. And – Voila! – as the muscles relax the skin no longer contracts and the wrinkles disappear!
#2. Botox Can Prevent New Wrinkles from Forming.
Additionally, by paralyzing and freezing facial muscles, wrinkles are prevented from forming. Fewer muscle contractions around the eyes mean fewer lines and wrinkles will develop – so beginning Botox at an earlier age can stop lines and wrinkles from forming on the skin, as well as prevents deep wrinkles from becoming deeper.
#3. Botox is FDA Approved to Treat 3 Kinds of Wrinkles
More than 15 years ago, in 2002 Botox was the first product of its type to be approved to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines in adult men and women, ages 65 and younger. Glabellar lines are the vertical brow furrows or forehead creases that look like “11s” between the eyes.
Botox Cosmetic is now the only injection of its kind approved for three different types of facial injections – and has been FDA approved to be used in more treatment areas than any other brand of similar product.
Botox is now FDA approved for the treatment of crow’s feet (lines around the yes) as well as treatment of horizontal lines running across the forehead.
#4. Botox Treats More than Wrinkles
Although legendary for its ability to treat facial lines, Botox is actually FDA approved to treat many other medical conditions in addition to reducing wrinkles.
Botox has been FDA approved for use in the treatment of: migraine headaches, urinary incontinence, muscle spasms in the neck or limbs, excessive sweating, eye twitching, and even crossed eyes or uneven eye position.
Botox is also currently being studied for new applications including: to treat depression; alleviate muscle pain; and reduce atrial fibrillation after surgery.
Botox – Clinton Township
At Advanced Laser Spa we will take the time to understand your appearance goals, assess your facial and skin condition, and develop a Botox treatment plan that is right for you.
In addition to Botox, Advanced Laser also offers the absolute best technologies in facial dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments and other state-of-the-art anti-aging procedures.
Schedule a consultation to see if Botox, or another anti-aging procedure, is right for you. Then sit back, relax, and look and feel younger at Advanced Laser in Clinton Township!
Botox Consultation – Clinton Township: 586.286.4508