What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (the medical name for excessive sweating).

Botox is the original and best-known brand name and the most tested product on the market. It is the result of many decades of studies and has been used extensively in medicine. It is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field.

Benefits of Botox

Botox isn’t just a temporary wrinkle relaxer – it’s also used to treat medical conditions. In fact, Botox was originally developed to treat muscle spasms, particularly overactive eye spasms. But then it was discovered that Botox could also treat dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles that contract due to the underlying muscles. Here are some other surprising benefits of Botox:

  • Excess sweat: Botox is useful in treating excessive sweating. This disorder is usually treated with prescription antiperspirants, but Botox is safe and effective in treating more severe cases. It balances the problem and relieves the condition for several months at a time.
  • Migraines: How Botox treats migraines is still unknown, but most medical experts believe the drug blocks the sensory nerves that project the pain messages to the brain, as well as relaxes the muscles, making them less sensitive to pain. Those who receive Botox injections for migraines report that their migraines decrease by at least 50 percent and are substantially less severe.
  • Arthritis pain: Initial research shows that Botox can reduce pain associated with arthritis, and improves function for people with various types of arthritis. These benefits last anywhere from three to twelve months.
  • Premature aging: When used early on in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles but also prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in and reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe. By combining a Botox regimen with good skin care, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent most wrinkles from getting worse and prevent new ones from forming.

What are Fillers?

Facial fillers are injections that work to restore and enhance your face to a more youthful appearance. These fillers are different than Botox injections. While Botox injections remove wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles, facial filler injections actually fill in the wrinkle, line, or crease in your skin.

Many patients prefer facial filler injections because they offer a cheaper, non-invasive alternative to facelift surgery. Depending on the patient, facial fillers can last many months or years before touch-ups are needed. It’s best to talk with your facial plastics doctor about your best options and how long they will last.

Benefits of Fillers

  • Fine lines and wrinkles in the low to mid range of the face.
  • Lips lacking definition
  • Minor imperfections around the mouth and nose
  • Mild skin looseness
  • Low volume in the jawline, cheeks, or underneath the eyes.
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