Is All The Hype About Botox Justified?
When you look for a treatment against the signs of aging one name always pops up.
How do you get rid of wrinkles? Use Botox. How to eliminate crow’s feet? Use Botox. How to look younger? Botox, Botox, Botox! With all the hype you have to wonder how effective Botox is. The fact is Botox is a very effective procedure with proven results. Botox has been used by more than 11 million people with a success rate of over 90%. This high rate of success has led Botox to become one of the most recommended treatments against the signs of aging.
What Makes Botox So Effective?
Botox is extremely effective because it blocks the signals between muscles and the rest of the nervous systems, removing the muscles ability to contract.
Contracting muscles are the cause of many of the signs of aging:
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Frown lines
- Worry lines
Botox ‘s proven ability to prevent the contraction of muscles is so good that it is used by doctors to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder, repeating neck spasms (cervical dystonia), and some specific causes of crossed eyes.
The effects of Botox are only temporary, lasting 3-6 months, after that time the body re-establishes connection with the muscles allowing them a full range of movement.
Even though the main effects of Botox have a time limit, with multiple treatments Botox has been shown to permanently reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
When Is Botox Most Effective?
Botox is most effective when it is used on “dynamic” wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that appear when you are smiling, frowning, or performing other movements with your face.
If your facial muscles don’t move you are far less likely to form a permanent wrinkle. Used preemptively, when the formation of wrinkles is first noticed, Botox can keep them from fully forming.
If you are worried about the appearance of wrinkles becoming more severe, or are looking to diminish the appearance of already existing wrinkles, now is the time to talk to a trained professional and let the safe and effective Botox work for you.