Having wrinkles is the #1 cosmetic concern for most patients, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Approved for the treatment of wrinkles in 2002 by FDA, nothing smoothes out wrinkles faster than a Botox injection. The procedure has lots of both medical and aesthetic benefits.
We look at the 5 key advantages of this procedure:
#1: Youthful Skin
In cosmetics, the main advantage of this procedure is about reducing wrinkles. In just 72 hours, you will be able to notice smoother and younger-looking skin. You can expect to see maximum results after roughly two weeks of your appointment and can last between 3-4 months. Because effects can wear off sooner after your first appointment with the doctor, it’s recommended that you go for repeated injections as they offer gradual muscle relaxation. Barring a slight prick, the whole process is relatively painless.
#2. Stops Excessive Sweating
The National Library for Medical Science defines hyperhidrosis as a medical condition characterized by sweating excessively and unpredictably. People suffering from this condition may sweat even when at rest or when temperatures are cool.
The way this procedure works is that it prevents instructions given by your brain from reaching the intended muscle, which is what makes it be a shield for sweat glands. It works particularly effectively for excessive sweats found in the feet, armpit or hands of the patient. The procedure works best if it’s repeated once every couple of months.
#3. Reduces Migraine Pain
It’s possible that a good number of your hospital’s patients are already familiar with the fact that Botox, also called botulinum toxin, treats migraine pain. As a doctor, this means you won’t have a lot of explaining to do to convince them. However, it’s important that you manage their expectations. Most migraine patients wrongly believe that the treatment stops the pain itself. The truth of the matter is that it doesn’t. But it will significantly reduce several of their primary symptoms, for instance, nausea and sensitivity to light, helping the patient better deal with a migraine.
#4. Treats Bells Palsy
When it comes to administering Botulinum toxin to patients with Bells Palsy, you have two main choices. Here is how to explain to your patients each of these choices.
You can administer the treatment to a patient’s paralyzed side of the face, this helps to relax the facial muscles that could have become tight and painful and also prevents unwanted facial tics.
The other choice is to administer the injection to the side of the face that is non-paralyzed. The benefit here will be more cosmetic. The technique helps relax movements in the more active part of the face, helping to give it a more balanced appearance even when the patient is moving their face or talking a lot.
#5: Wrinkle Prevention
Since Botulinum toxin injection helps minimize facial movement, regular facial treatments can prevent intensified or new wrinkles from appearing later in life. Many people in their 20s usually undergo something known as preventative Botulinum that slows down the formation of deep wrinkles and also makes future procedures more effective.
The procedure has specific side effects, but they aren’t that serious. These include facial pain, headache and the pain at the prick. Rarer side effects include respiratory infection, eyelid droop, and muscle weakness. However, the advantages far outweigh the side effects. It is an effective procedure that can be used to treat different medical conditions. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant or want to become pregnant, it’s in your best interest to talk to your doctor first before you undergo this procedure.