4 Incredible Uses For Botox (Yes, There’s More!)
The powerful effects of Botox® have been sweeping the nation by storm for decades now. But did you know, long before Botox® became FDA-approved for cosmetic enhancement treatments it was first used in the 1950s to treat muscle spasms in the eyes and forehead? Its ability to help temporarily relax muscles beneath the skin prompted doctors to test it for cosmetic purposes years later. Over time, this led to different discoveries of the various uses for Botox. By 2002, it was officially cleared for the treatment of moderate to severe lines between the brows by the FDA.
Since its inception, Botox® has stolen the show among neurotoxin injectables and has remained a top favorite among patients. That's because Botox® can deliver remarkable results for an array of cosmetic needs.
Why Choose Botox®
Botox® is administered for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. Known as one of the original lunchtime treatments, Botox® injections are often quick, easy, and virtually painless, leaving users free to return to their normal routine immediately upon leaving the office. For most patients, visible results will start to show within 48 hours, allowing them to enjoy improvements in their appearance much faster than with traditional plastic surgery.
An obvious reason why Botox® has become popular among both men and women, particularly those in their 30s and beyond, is because it targets one of the most unfortunate, and inevitable, signs of aging: wrinkles. As we go through life, our experiences and memories become part of who we are, and the same can be said for the fine lines and blemishes that go along with them. Botox® allows patients to maintain their youthful glow and natural appearance while temporarily erasing the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, nose, mouth, and more.
How Else Can Botox Help?
It's not just wrinkles that can be treated with Botox®! The magic behind this injectable is found in its active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. This naturally-occurring substance is a heavily diluted neurotoxin that can freeze the muscle in the injection site for extended periods. Naturally, this works great on the wrinkles lying above those muscles in the skin because these overactive muscle movements are what tends to cause them in the first place. But did you know it can also help with other cosmetic concerns, such as:
When bodybuilders work out, they focus their attention on training their muscles to help back them bigger and stronger, thus changing their shape and providing more definition in the skin. The same thing can happen with all our muscles, including those in our face. Botox® injections in areas where the muscles have become square or defined, such as the jaw, can help to soften the features and slim the overall profile of the face.
Who says Botox® can’t be used to enhance your lips? By strategically injecting a small amount into the Cupid’s Bow - the outer line of your upper lip - it allows the muscles holding the lips to relax slightly, revealing more of your lip naturally. This does not affect your lip function, ability to talk, or the actual size of your lips. Patients with a gummy smile or who reveal excess gum smiling or talking can also benefit from this treatment!
Perhaps wrinkles are not your concern, but instead, the size of your pores can be seen easily without magnification. Don't worry, Botox® can help! As we mentioned before, the active ingredient in Botox® allows the muscles to temporarily rest and contract less, which smooths out the skin. In addition to helping diminish wrinkles, Botox® can help reduce the size of your pores - based on the same science!
Remember when we talked about Botox®’s first discovery? It was originally used to help treat spasms in the eyes. Naturally, this led to the realization that Botox® could help treat other forms of atypical muscle movement, including clenching. For many patients, this typically occurs in the jaw. This type of clenching, known as bruxism, is fairly common and can occur either while awake or asleep and ultimately cause pain, discomfort, migraines, and even dental problems in patients. Botox can help to target the muscles that cause the unconscious clenching and temporarily relieve them so the symptoms can greatly reduce or even stop.
Trust Only the Best For Botox®
Many people still associate Botox® treatments with stiff, frozen faces and exaggerated expressions. The truth is, Botox® is an extremely versatile cosmetic enhancement treatment that can be carefully customized to suit your unique needs. When performed by an experienced and caring injector, like Colorado Beauty RN’s very own aesthetic nurse, Jenny Garland, your Botox® injections will be as close to your desired results as possible (but it’s important to have realistic expectations). Under her direction and expertise, Colorado Beauty RN was ranked in the top 15% of practices providing Allergan injectables like Botox®!
To learn more about Botox®, schedule a consultation at our facility in Castle Rock! Our Botox® expert Jenny is always available to answer any questions or discuss your beauty goals. Colorado Beauty RN also offers a wide variety of medical aesthetic services to help to reduce signs of aging, rejuvenate your skin, and refresh your appearance. Call us today at 720-504-4236!