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benefits of Botox

Botox is a cosmetic procedure that works to reduce muscle activity in the area of the skin that it’s injected into, preferably the face area. There are few cosmetic procedures as popular as Botox. This is due to the fact that Botox facial injections are highly effective, safe, and cost-efficient. Not only that, but there are numerous cosmetic and even medical benefits to using Botox. To help you decide whether you need to make use of this popular cosmetic procedure, learn about some of the top benefits of Botox. 

Benefits of Botox

As we mentioned earlier, one can use Botox for numerous different cosmetic and medical reasons. This is because overactive muscle activity is a factor in many physical conditions that can age a person and/or reduce a person’s health and wellness. Thus, Botox’s ability to reduce muscle activity can both help de-age a person and help treat a person’s certain medical conditions. 

Botox can also help treat certain medical conditions by blocking certain neurotransmitters and nerve signals in the brain and body. Specific cosmetic and medical benefits of Botox are described below.

1. Safe to Use

Believe it or not, receiving Botox is a very safe procedure. In fact, according to a study done by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology, Botox is very safe when performed by a board-certified dermatologist. 

Furthermore, the active ingredient in Botox is purified botulinum toxin A. This form of botulinum has no risk of causing botulism. (The symptoms of botulism include weakness, blurred vision, speech difficulties, and feelings of tiredness.) 

Thus, as long as you’re receiving your Botox from a certified medical professional who knows what he or she is doing, your Botox will likely have great results with few side effects. In fact, in the JAMA Dermatology study done about Botox and other popular cosmetic procedures, less than 1% of the study’s participants received side effects when receiving Botox. 

Here at Live Beyond Medical, we value the safety of all of our patients. That’s why we offer high-end Botox to our patients that’s performed by highly certified medical professionals. By offering such high-end and professional Botox services, we here at Live Beyond Medical ensure that our Botox is safe to use.  

2. Minimal Side Effects

As we mentioned earlier, the chances of suffering from negative side effects due to botox are slim. The minimal side effects of Botox are evident by the less than 1% of JAMA Dermatology study participants suffering from side effects when receiving Botox. The chances of receiving severe Botox side effects are even more minimal. When Botox side effects do occur though, they can include headaches, bruising, and droopy eyelids or eyebrows. 

3. Cost-Efficient

Botox is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic procedures to receive. This is because Botox treatments tend to be less expensive than dermal fillers. Botox treatments are also more invasive when it comes to targeting lines and wrinkles on the skin. This makes Botox even more efficient which, in turn, also makes Botox very cost-efficient. 

4. Minimizes the Appearance of Lines and Wrinkles

One of the benefits of Botox is its ability to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by treating the cause of wrinkles and lines, which is muscle activity.

Muscle activity is the root cause of lines and wrinkles, particularly those on the face. This is because facial muscle activity causes the skin on the face to repeatedly crease. Muscle activity occurs when one smiles, laughs, or makes any sort of expression. Over time, this leads to the development of lines and wrinkles. 

The lines and wrinkles that Botox treats develop over a long period of time due to constant facial muscle activity. Because it’s impossible to never make facial expressions when alive, facial lines and wrinkles are hard to get rid of. That’s why lines and wrinkles that facial muscle activity causes are called dynamic wrinkles and lines. 

Botox is arguably one of the only cosmetic procedures that really treats dynamic wrinkles. Because many men and women try to look young as long as possible, the ability botox facial injections have to de-age the face by treating dynamic lines and wrinkles is one of the top benefits of Botox. 

5. Can Help Relieve Migraine Pain

Another one of the top benefits of Botox is its ability to relieve migraine pain. Doctors believe that Botox facial injections can do this by blocking the neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. 

6. Can Help Treat Excessive Sweating

Botox can even help treat excessive sweating. This is because Botox can use botulinum toxin to block the nerve signals that are responsible for sweating. Another name for the medical condition that causes people to experience excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. Botox is particularly effective at treating focal hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating that only occurs in certain parts of the body. For example, Botox can be inserted into the armpit area to help treat focal armpit hyperhidrosis. 

7. Can Help Treat Neck Spasms

One of the many medical benefits of Botox includes treating neck spasms, otherwise known as the disorder of cervical dystonia. This is due to the fact that Botox can block the neurotransmitters that tell the muscles in the neck to contract. Thus, Botox relaxes neck muscles in a way that’s similar to the way it relaxes muscular activity in the face. 

8. Can Help Prevent Lazy Eyes

Botox facial injections can help prevent lazy eyes by placing the injections in the muscles that move the lazy eyes. By doing this, the muscles above the lazy eyes will temporarily weaken so that the eyes can realign themselves. 

To best prevent lazy eyes, you should place Botox facial injections in the muscles above the lazy eyes as soon as you notice that the eyes are turning and are not normal. You may need to place Botox facial injections into the muscles above turning, or increasingly lazy eyes every few months or so to treat it. 

9. Reduces the Effects of Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a disorder that causes one-half of the face’s muscles to weaken to the point where that half of the face droops while the other half of the face doesn’t. When a person suffers from Bell’s palsy, the two sides of that person’s face appear out of symmetry with one another. 

One of the benefits of Botox is that it can help reduce the effects of Bell’s palsy. It can do this by relaxing the muscles on the side of the face where the muscles are hyperactive. Relaxing the muscles on the side of a face where the muscles are hyperactive helps reestablish facial symmetry in those with Bell’s palsy.  

10. Can Alleviate Pain from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ, is when the muscle joint in your jaw clenches or acts in a way that causes pain in the jaw and the muscles that control the jaw. Botox facial injections can help treat TMJ by relaxing the joint jaw muscle and all the muscles around it. This, in turn, will help alleviate any pain that TMJ may cause. 

Treat Your Medical and Cosmetic Conditions at Live Beyond Medical

At Live Beyond Medical, we service the health and wellness needs of our patients. That’s why we provide a service such as Botox, that is as beneficial for one’s mental health and self-esteem as it is for one’s physical health. 

One of the other cosmetic procedures that we offer here at Live Beyond Medical is dermal fillers. This too is a procedure that can de-age a person. To learn more about Live Beyond Medical, the benefits of Botox, and the different cosmetic and medical procedures that we offer all of our patients, contact us today!