While most people associate Botox as a wrinkles treatment, this well-known injectable can do much more.
Botox, also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, is a toxin derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. While its name may seem scary, Botox is perfectly safe if administered by licensed medical professionals.
Here are a few things that you may not have known about Botox and how it can benefit your skin and overall health.
1. It’s Been Used for Cosmetic Purposes Since 2002
Botulinum toxin was first found to block neuromuscular transmission back in 1949. It wasn’t until April of 2002 that the U.S. FDA announced the approval of Botox for cosmetic purposes. Since then, the injectable toxin has taken the beauty industry by storm. In the years following, Botox has been FDA approved for more and more uses.
2. Botox Has Numerous Cosmetic Functions
Botox is no one-trick pony. In addition to being an effective wrinkle treatment, it can also treat muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, excessive sweating, loss of bladder control, and overactive bladder. Botox has also been found useful in preventing chronic migraine headaches.
3. Botox Side Effects and Results Are Not Permanent
Some people are hesitant about getting Botox as they believe the side effects and results are permanent. In reality, the side effects are minimal bruising and bumps in the injection site while the results last an average of four to six months.
To maintain your results, you will have to get regular injections. You can safely stop or start your Botox treatment sessions at any time.
4. Botox Can Be Used on Nearly Any Part of the Face
While you probably already know that Botox is a great treatment option for eye wrinkles, that’s not the only area of the face it can treat. The injections can also be used to treat frown lines, forehead lines, lines under eyes, fine lines on the cheeks, or vertical lines around the lips (“smoker’s lines”).
In Botox Singapore, another use of this treatment is to “slim” the face. Botox jaw reduction works when it is injected into the muscles that we use for chewing (along the angles of the jaw) resulting in a sharper, slimmer facial contour with a V-shaped face.
5. The Injections are Nearly Pain-Free and Non-Invasive
Botox is considered a nonsurgical wrinkle treatment as it requires just a simple injection with a very fine and small needle into the skin. Botox works by temporarily blocking the signal from a nerve to a muscle so that the wrinkles formed by muscle contraction relaxes and softens. To greatly reduce any pain associated with the prick and make the treatment more comfortable, a topical anesthetic cream or cold pack will be applied first.
6. Botox Helps to Slow Down the Aging Process
While it’s impossible to stop our skin from aging, Botox can help slow down the process. This effective anti-aging treatment helps to better control the muscles responsible for creating fine lines and wrinkles. With regular treatments, you can look years younger and feel more confident about your appearance.
Botox has remained a popular treatment for aging skin for several decades and for good reason.
Instead of having to go under the knife to create a more youthful-looking complexion, men and women have the opportunity to smooth out wrinkles and fix other muscle-related problems with just a few simple injections into the skin.
For more information about Botox Singapore or to schedule an appointment with our US Board Certified doctor and skin specialist in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, contact the Cutis Aesthetic Clinic today.