Benefits of Botox
Whether you want to reduce wrinkles or you’re suffering from migraines or multiple sclerosis, Botox may be just what you’ve been looking for. This FDA-approved treatment not only helps reduce crow’s feet and frown lines in adults, but also has a number of medical uses such as preventing migraines and decreasing spasticity in people with MS. Botox injection takes only 10 minutes and requires little to no downtime, with many patients seeing significant results in 24 to 48 hours. The effects of Botox typically last for several months, after which the treatment may need to be repeated as recommended by a physician.
Read on to find out the top three benefits of Botox.
Reduces wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet
As we age, squinting, smiling and frowning cause our skin to furrow and fold, creating facial lines and crow’s feet. Botox Cosmetic injections work beneath the surface of the skin to temporarily reduce the muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. Patients treated with Botox see a temporary reduction of wrinkles and experience overall smoother-looking skin on the face.
Reduces spasticity in MS patients
Spasticity is caused by an imbalance between signals that stimulate the spinal cord, which can cause unintentional movements and hyperexcitable stretch reflexes in patients with MS. When a person with MS experiences spasticity symptoms, they likely come in the form of muscle spasms or repeated involuntary movements. Botox is injected into the muscles where spasticity most often occurs, stabilizing them for a few months. It takes several days to two weeks for the treatment to take effect. Because Botox treatment is easy and highly tolerable, it is commonly recommended as a treatment for people suffering from MS.
Provides relief from chronic migraines
Botox helps prevent and mitigate chronic migraine symptoms. A physician injects Botox around the pain fibers that are involved in headaches. The Botox enters the nerve endings, blocking the release of pain transmission chemicals that stem from a migraine, preventing the activation of pain networks in the brain. For those who experience routine migraines and headaches, Botox is a highly effective treatment that is quick and easy to administer.
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