Botox – it is everywhere. What was once a procedure that seemingly was only performed by doctors behind closed doors is now a pretty simple practice that is completed on a variety of clientele every day.
If you have been on social media for the past couple of years, you might have noticed a significant rise in cosmetic procedures which appears to be as easy as popping over to a licensed professional while on a lunch break. But even though ‘everyone’ is doing it, we still have to ask, what are some benefits?
This is where this piece comes in – read on to find out more.
What is Botox?
Botox is essentially the brand name of a toxin, which is produced by the bacterium ‘Clostridium Botulinum’. Yes – you read that right; Botox is a toxin.
Your next question might be, “Well, how did we get to a point where we started injecting toxins into our face?”
One of the beauties of science is that when we understand what a substance does, we can try and find a way to use it to our advantage, which is exactly what scientists did with Botox.
This toxin, used in small and safe amounts, can weaken muscles which can help a number of issues. It works by blocking the nerve signals from the brain to the muscle, which helps the muscle to then relax.
Botox Can Help You Look and Feel Your Best
You are not alone if you feel like you have aged 15 years in the past 2. It has been a rough ride, and not one that has been kind to our stress levels. Stress can have a massive impact on how we look, how we absorb nutrients and can generally have an astonishing impact on our bodies. It is probably safe to say that many of us have not got out of lockdown unscathed.
A Botox cosmetic treatment can help relax the muscles in your face, which, in turn, relaxes the fine lines and other signs of aging that you might not be ready to embrace yet. With no anesthetic needed, it is a quick and relatively painless procedure for a great reward.
Botox Can Help with Migraines
While many of us are chuffed that the sun is now out, it is not just all sunshine and rainbows. No – humidity is here, and storms have been threatened since the summer came to fruition. Unfortunately, these changes in pressure are well known for causing migraines and other types of headaches, which can really affect our day-to-day life.
Botox can help by reducing the neurotransmitters that carry signals between brain cells, and in this context, interrupt pain-producing chemicals too.
While Botox does not cure migraines, it can certainly help mitigate some of their harsher effects and possibly how often they occur. That being said, it is a treatment available only for those who have not had much success with traditional migraine treatments and is not considered the first choice for treatment.