There is a huge misconception that a Botox treatment is only there to help with wrinkles and anti-aging, but that could not be further from the truth. There are actually many health benefits to visit your favorite Botox injector, whether you need Botox for sweating or you require a Botox treatment for migraines, your injector will be able to assist you.
If you are still unsure a Botox treatment is for you, continue reading the information below. I have included world studies and facts that will teach you everything you need to know. In fact, you will be so prepared for your Botox treatment, you might shock the nurse injecting you.
What Is Botox?
Before we get into the treatments you can use Botox for, it is important to understand what Botox really is and how it started. As an injector for many years, the one thing I always recommend clients do is their research. It is important for you to always know what is going into your body and your Botox treatment is no different.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes flaccid paralysis.HTTPS://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/BOTULINUM_TOXIN
Take the time to read the information below and ask questions, not everything will be answered for you and I highly suggest leaving a comment below if something does not make sense, you have further questions, or you still are unsure if a Botox treatment is for you. Well, I always recommend visiting your doctor/nurse directly, asking questions ahead of time will help prepare you for your appointment.
Please always remember that Botox must be administered by a trained healthcare professional, such as an injectable specialist like myself. Please do not go to someone’s basement for any sort of injections, as you can not be sure where the product came from, if your injection specialist is actually trained, or if their establishment is even licensed.
What Botox Treatment Do I Need?
Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. These effects can last about three to six months, depending on what treatment you are receiving.
Your healthcare provider will help you determine if a Botox treatment is what your body needs and I always recommend you listen to your doctor/nurse before anyone else.
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The most common Botox treatment is for anti-aging; temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles and improving your overall appearance.
While many associate Botox with wrinkles, they don’t know that it can actually be used to help treat some rather annoying medical conditions. I broke down the top 5 Botox treatments and how it may benefit you in the future.
Botox For Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for those who have excessive sweating. Individuals with Hyperhidrosis often sweat through their clothing or drip sweat, even if it is not hot out. A Botox treatment works by blocking the nerves responsible for telling your sweat glands to get sweaty. When you receive Botox directly into the area that is your problem area (i.e hand palms, underarms, feet) your overactive nerves become paralyzed and if they can’t signal your sweat glands, well, you don’t sweat. Remember, it only works in the area it is injected.
Botox Treatment For Migraines
Studies have shown that adults who get chronic migraine headaches and received shots of Botox cut down the total number of days they had them or other any other types of headaches. The more treatments they did the more it cut down, providing pain-free and crystal clear days.
Botox blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Botox is like putting up a wall in the middle of the pathway, preventing the chemicals from getting to your nerve endings around your head and neck.
In total, you may need to get 30-40 shots and they will be equally placed around your head and neck but if you have a particular spot that your migraine pain tends to be, you might need extra shots to that area.
Everyone is different so it is best to speak with your doctor to make sure you are a good candidate for a Botox treatment for migraines.
Botox For Teeth Grinding
Do you grind your teeth at night? Like really loud? Do you wake up with crazy headaches? A Botox treatment can help you prevent grinding your teeth, it relaxes the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) muscle and also weakens it so it slims the face! Such a cool bonus right? The whole procedure takes less than 5 minutes and consists of 3 quick pokes on each side of the face.
Botox For Gummy Smile
When you smile do you tend to curl your upper lip under or raise it above your teeth? There’s a quick (and relatively affordable) solution. BOTOX!
So how can a Botox treatment fix your gummy smile? A tiny injection can help relax the lip for a more balanced look. Letting you smile big for every moment and photo of your life. I could not imagine not being proud of my smile, so if you are hiding that grin, leave me a comment below!
Botox Treatment For Orange Peel Skin
Do you ever look at your skin up close and feel like you have way too many little holes or your pores are so enlarged? You have orange peel skin and don’t worry a lot of people do, but they do not know how to fix it. But surprise!!! Botox can!
It is still important to always do proper skincare, and wearing your SPF is strongly advised, no matter the weather, but Botox can help you by filling in some of those little dimples, especially in the chin area. Relaxing your muscles and giving you back your youthful look.
In conclusion, a Botox treatment is not just for celebrities or women over 30, it can help a lot of people in a lot of ways. That is the beauty of science and medicine. The more we study, the more we learn. As with many of our treatments we are only just being to learn how something as crazy as a toxin can be the secret to so many things like anti-aging.
Nurse Jenny Cajucom has 10+ years of injecting experience and has worked with various plastic surgeons to craft her talent. Jenny’s thoughtful approach and amazing technique has lead her to become one of Canada’s leading aesthetic social media influencers. Jenny regularly attends conferences and advanced training seminars in order to bring her clients the latest techniques. A must-follow on Instagram for all your skincare needs, filler and botox information, plus many more glam moments and giveaways.