Botox-Safer than you thought

Botox-Safer than you thought

Botox injections use a toxin called Botulinum Toxin A that has the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They’re also used in treating conditions such as neck spasms, excessive sweating, lazy eye, muscle contractures, an overactive bladder etc. They can also help prevent chronic migraines.
The application of botox was once restricted to just removing wrinkles, but now the list of its applications is growing. Here are some of the uses of botox-

Temporary face-lift
Botox can be used to create temporary face-lift like effects. Its application may shape your jaw, lift the tip of your nose, and relax wrinkles around your eyes & your forehead. The effect can lasts about 3 months.

Fight acne
Botox can curb the oil production on the face by reducing breakouts. But, to completely treat acne using botox, you may need large doses that could result in the ‘frozen face’ condition.

Tighten jowls
If your jaw line has become less defined, application of botox along the muscles of the jawbone can pull the skin up for a more defined effect.

Soften your jaw line & chin
Botox for wrinkles is outdated, there are other unexpected uses of the drug too. Over time, the jaw line and chin areas of your face tend to grow wider. Its application can shrink the muscle around your jaw and narrow down the jaw line and chin.

Plump up your lips
Fillers aren’t the only way to fake voluminous and plump lips. A few drops of botox along the borders of your lips can make it appear plumper. This technique is also cheaper than collagen injections.

Botox for headaches
Botox can cures migraines, though not completely understood how botox prevents migraines, injecting it in the forehead, temples and scalp can relax the muscles in the area preventing headaches. This is only recommended if your head ache is not curable by other methods.

Smooth your neck
Horizontal wrinkles on the neck can become defined with age. Solve the problem with botox injections that can smoothen out the creases on your neck.

Botox was once misunderstood and its applications were restricted to only reverse ageing. But the wonder drug has now got the recognition it deserves and is slowly making its way from cosmetics to medical applications.

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