In recent years, the nonsurgical procedure of receiving Botox treatments has become a phenomenon in the United States. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, almost 4.6 million people sought out Botox treatments in 2016. Even though Botox is largely used to combat the physical symptoms of aging, it started as a treatment option for neurological conditions, such as muscle spasms. The following are a few common uses of Botox treatment.
Botox is widely used to treat the physical signs of aging, which include fine lines and wrinkles. Botox, a purified protein, is administered in low doses by a dermatologist to reduce muscle contractions in the face. The products weaken the proper muscles in the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is often injected in between the brows, under the eyes, and in the forehead. Results last anywhere between two to four months and treatments need to be repeated to effectively treat wrinkles and fine lines.
A little-known benefit of Botox is that it treats excessive and persistent sweating in individuals. The scientific name for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis and can cause the whole body to sweat, not just the armpits. Botox prevents excessive sweating by blocking the nerves that activate your sweat glands. Botox usually needs to be administered every couple months to combat the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
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