Wrinkles and fine lines are the something that we all suffer with at some point in our lives and there are many creams and treatments to reduce and in some case, eliminate them. Some treatments are better than others at permanently removing the offending lines, with Botox (aka Dysport) amongst the most effective. In terms of popularity, Botox is one of the most commonly used treatments on the market for wrinkles, with a large number of people feeling that reducing facial lines offering the best route to a younger appearance. In the interests of awareness we thought we’d just put a few facts together to demystify the facts behind the procedure and what it is used for.
How Does Botox Work?
Plainly speaking, Botox acts to disrupt the signals between the brain and facial muscles. So, if it is doing its job, the muscle will not move, even when told to do so via the body’s network of neurons. The net result is that a smoother complexion is achieved, as the facial movements that initially caused the wrinkles and lines no longer happen and so don’t get worse.
Is Botox just used cosmetically?
Whilst the majority of people that use Botox for the treatment of facial wrinkles, the medical benefits of the procedure are quite far reaching, as it able to improve and correct a range of different conditions. Some cosmetic, some not. The reduction of migraines is one useful purpose for Botox, as it is able to treat many of the triggers, rather than actually treating the migraine itself. The numerous micro muscles in the face can lead to the debilitating symptoms of a migraine, which are taken out of the picture with a series of injections. Botox can also be effective in overcoming what is known as ‘drooping brow’, which leads to the sufferer looking unhappy or fatigued, even when they’re not. Excessive sweating can also be corrected using the procedure, as it can be used to block the brain signals to the sweat glands, which for the typical sufferer are overactive, even when the body is at rest. The treatment can be applied around the sweat glands of the feet, hands and armpits to stop this uncomfortable condition at bay.
Is Botox safe and pain free?
It is important to mention that due to the nature the treatment, there is some discomfort felt whilst it is happening, but in terms of needle pain, it is on the mild side. This is because the needles used are relatively small and any pain should be short lived. Our technicians will normally use a topical anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel anything at all. Safety wise, Botox or to give it its full name ‘Botulinum Toxin’ is technically poisonous, but the amounts used are so small that the procedure is very safe.
Talk to the team
Whilst we’ve tried to cover everything you need to know about Botox, you may have more questions, which we are happy to answer. You can call us on 714 501 2849 or visit our website www.saharallure.com. Our team really know their stuff and are on hand to help you with all of your beauty needs.