Most people associate Botox with movie stars and vanity. However, it is a simple procedure that is becoming more and more common for a variety of men and women from different backgrounds. In many cases it is good alternative to surgery and can actually help with health problems as well as cosmetic ones. By visiting a plastic surgeon or even a skilledlaser eye surgeon South Bayresidents can learn all about Botox and its benefits.
Botox is a great alternative for some patients who wish to undergo facial plastic surgery. Frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet are all part of growing older but can be smoothed out with a simple injection. In fact, many people are opting for Botox instead of more invasive procedures such as a facelift. Instead of missing work and taking the time to recover from plastic surgery, Torrance Botox can create a youthful look in fifteen minutes. Imagine being able to get a facelift during your lunch hour! That is basically what Botox enables one to do. Botox has traditionally been used mainly on the neck or top third of the face. However, Botox has begun to be used for other parts of the face including the central face and mouth. This includes the area under the lower eyelid, along the nasal fold, and underneath the lower lip. When it comes to Botox South Bay residents often don’t realize how versatile the procedure really is.
Botox has increasingly begun to be used to treat migraine headaches. More and more people are finding that Botox is very effective in relieving migraine pain. Millions of Americans suffer from migraine headaches. A migraine is a severe, painful headache that is often accompanied by several symptoms such as increased sensitivity to light and sound and blind spots. Migraine headaches result from a combination of blood vessel enlargement and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around these blood vessels. Researchers are not completely sure why some get migraine headaches while others do not. However, it has been found to be linked to genetics.
Another lesser-known use of Botox is to treat hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, and feet. Botox relaxes the sweat glands that are overworked and prevents them from secreting sweat. This condition can be very embarrassing as well as uncomfortable. It has been estimated that almost 3 percent of Americans have this condition. In Asian communities and countries, the incidence is about double that level. Many patients don’t realize that there are many treatments available for excessive sweating out there, but they do not seek treatment because they don’t know what’s out there!
When they think of Botox Torrance residents usually only think of the cosmetic effects of the injection. However, there are new benefits to Botox being researched and discovered.
According to the New York Headache Center, approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. One reason migraines may occur is from overworked (tense) muscles in the forehead. Injecting Botox into the same areas on the forehead as patients seeking cosmetic benefits, has shown to relieve tension headaches by relaxing overworked muscles. (Related article: New applications of Botox )
Botox can also be used to treat hyperhydrosis, a serious and sometimes embarrassing excessive sweating disorder of the underarms, hands, and feet. The muscles surrounding each sweat gland work "over time" in patients with hyperhydrosis. When Botox is injected, the muscle relaxes and prevents the gland from secreting sweat. (Related article:How to lighter dark underarms/armpits?)