As a known practitioner of cosmetic treatments in the Kansas area, I’ve been asked numerous times about BOTOX® and it’s benefits. Well today I thought it was time I put together a brief overview of how BOTOX® helps changes people’s lives – and for the better.
So What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® comes from the term Clostridium Botulinum, which is a bacterium that is quite dangerous if it is consumed; however, as a cosmetic product that was created in the lab, it is quite safe to use.
Due to the fact that BOTOX® is capable of freezing muscles, it was originally created for the treatment of spasms, especially spasms of an overactive eye. Because of this, it was soon used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet.
What Are The Benefits?
There are quite a number of benefits of BOTOX® injections from hindering excessive sweating to reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Although reducing the appearance of wrinkles is probably the number one reasons people chose BOTOX®, studies have shown that it’s also very effective in treating migraine headaches.
This is beneficial for both the patient and the doctor, as there are no side effects experienced when BOTOX® is used as a treatment for migraine headaches.
BOTOX® Stops Excessive Sweating
Reducing hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), is also one of the benefits BOTOX®.
Anti-pespirants are generally given to people who suffer from excessive sweating, however, there are some side effects associated with anti-pespirants, and furthermore they do not seem to always help certain people’s physical makeup.
But BOTOX® on the other hand, is able to balance out the problem, and provide patients with relief for months at a time.
As stated before, one of the benefits BOTOX® is relieving migraine headaches; however, it is now known how exactly it treats them.
There are some experts that have discovered that BOTOX® is able to block the sensory nerves that send pain messages to the brain, in addition to relaxing the muscles. As such, the muscles are less sensitive to the onset of pain.
What About Side Effects?
As with everything in the medical industry, there are always risks and side effects but with BOTOX®, the instances of such side effects are quite low. The only real negative affect a person feels when using BOTOX® to aid in the relief of migraines is that there can sometimes be an allergic reaction on the skin – mild burning sensations, slight bleeding or bruising of the skin at the site of the injection.
All of these side effects last for a very short time, and disappear on their own.
BOTOX® For Men?
It’s actually astounding – the numbers are growing each year and more men are turning to BOTOX®.
BOTOX® is especially beneficial for men. BOTOX® can provide relief for men who suffer from enlarged prostates which is a condition generally associated with men who are aging.
An enlarged prostate makes urination painful and more frequent, 50 percent of males in their 60s have enlarged prostate issues and for men in their 70s and older it’s much more common.
Fortunately, evidence indicates that the discomfort caused by an enlarged prostate may be minimized with injections of BOTOX®. For men who are suffering from severe symptoms, BOTOX® injections have been shown to shrink the prostate by as much as half. In most cases, painful urination is alleviated, and patients do not experience any of the negative side effects (including impotence) sometimes produced by the drugs used for traditional prostate treatment.
To be honest, with the above information we’ve only touched on a tiny facet of the bigger spectrum of the benefits of BOTOX® and in one of my future articles I’m going to list them out completely for you. I myself am truly amazed and I’ve seen BOTOX® rise up in the ranks of being one of the top cosmetic procedures requested so I know.
So give BOTOX® a try. Call the office of Midwest Medical Aesthetics at (866) 854-7181 to find out more about this amazing cosmetic product.