The effects of Botox treatments are indeed amazing which is why they are one of the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments on earth. Most people use Botox for cosmetic purposes as there is no better product that removes wrinkles and lines around the face and neck. Dermatologists insert tiny doses of Botox through fine needles into the muscles just over the targeted wrinkles. Botox, which is derived by the clostridium botulinum bacteria, stops nerve signals from reaching the muscles. This causes them to relax and for the wrinkles above the muscles to disappear and they are especially effective on crows feet, brow lines, and frown lines.
Botox not only removes wrinkles, but there’s virtually no recovery time after the Botox treatments. Technically, patients can go back to their regular lives immediately, though it’s a good idea to rest for a day or two since there might be some bruising around the injection sites. While Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes only, medical professionals learned that using it for injections doesn’t need to be restricted to erasing wrinkles. It’s amazing to discover some of the other medical benefits that Botox has to offer, only providing further proof that it is one of the most successful products to use for medical procedures.
Botox injections are used on a range of other ailments, though these treatments may occur outside of a cosmetic medical clinic. Among them are Cervical dystonia, which is also called wry neck. This is when muscle contractions cause the patient’s neck to twist into such painful and unnatural positions that the patient finds it hard to perform everyday tasks. Again, Botox’s ability to relax muscles is what eases this condition. Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can also be treated by Botox injections. It’s sweating that’s so copious it can, like cervical dystonia, interfere with a person’s life and work. In this case, the dermatologist gives the injections under the arms.
Some medical researchers found that Botox seems to relieve the pain of arthritis in the knee, the hip, and the shoulder. However, Botox for arthritis hasn’t been studied extensively enough for researchers to claim that it should be used to treat the condition. Many dermatologists offer Botox injections both for wrinkles and the other problems that have been discussed and it is truly amazing to hear about the new ways in which this amazing product is helping people look and feel better.