The beauty industry has a long-standing relationship with medicine and one of the most popular crossovers is Botox. Botox treatments are mainly used as an anti-aging procedure that is carried out by injecting botulinum toxin under the skin. The injected toxin paralyzes muscles in the treated area by preventing the nerves from sending signals to contract, leading to smoother, younger looking skin. Most commonly, Botox is used to remove or reduce the appearance of wrinkles on an individual’s face. But, it has other benefits and uses as well, Botox can be used for the following treatments.
1. Managing Acne
Botox treatments can reduce oil production, which is the leading cause of acne. By reducing the skin’s production of oil, tiny doses of Botox can reduce breakouts, especially on highly visible areas, such as the forehead. When injected by a professional, Botox can help reduce oil production without affecting facial expressions.
2. Mimicking a nose job
As you get older, your nose may begin to sag, leaving your face with a bit of a droopy look. To mimic a nose job and restore youthfulness to your face, Botox can be injected at the base of the nose. This releases the muscles pulling the nose downward and allows your nose to lift and reduces the signs of aging that a droopy nose provides.
3. Lip Lifting
Just like fillers, Botox can be used to plump up your lip border and create a youthful pout. It is a technique that is more subtle than collagen injections and costs less than other Botox treatments. The treatment typically lasts for about a year and may require follow up appointments, for maintenance.
4. Reducing excessive sweating
Pathological sweating is diagnosed as excessive sweating from different sweat glands. It could occur from underarms or palms. Botox can be used to treat this by injecting the toxin to those areas in order to prevent nerve signals from getting to the glands, which hinders the production of sweat. The treatment lasts for about six months and can be repeated as needed.
5. Tightening Jawline
Jawline definition may slacken over the years due to teeth grinding and other factors. To restor definition and tighten the jawline, Botox can be injected in small doses along the jawbone muscles. This creates a sharp and smoothly-defined effect on the jawline. Botox treatments help to rejuvenate your facial appearance with a crisp and angled jawline with this simple and long lasting procedure.
Botox is utilized in a large number of cosmetic and medical treatments and the beauty benefits continue to expand as research is ongoing to uncover more benefits of this treatment. Living your best life and increasing confidence is possible with the anti-aging benefits of Botox. At Niagara Medical, we offer complimentary Botox consultations where we can build a unique treatment plan based on your goals. Contact us today at 905-356-2871 to book your appointment.