Botox is stereotyped as being only for celebrities and people obsessed with their looks. Unfortunately, this view of Botox severely limits what’s known about the benefits that come with Botox injections. This blog post looks at the different things Botox can do aside from fighting wrinkles!
1. Botox Can Smooth Out Lines In Your Neck
The older we get, the more our neck muscles start to enlarge and protrude. This growth of your causes the appearances of thick, tight cords on your neck. Also, many of your superficial face muscles are connected to your neck which means your neck can cause your facial features to sag as your neck continues to grow. Tiny injections of bottom all the around your neck are what’s know as a “Botox necklace.” This procedure helps your neck appear more relaxed and smoother.
2. Botox Injections Can Mimic The Effects Of A Nose Job
Believe it or not, Botox can help your nose look better. Around age 45, your nose begins to sag and appear more hooked. The changes in your nose can throw your whole face off and make your features appear droopy. Botox injections at the base of the nose can relax the muscles that are pulling your nose downward and creating the saggy look. Once these muscles are relaxed, your whole face will appear more lifted.
3. Regular Injections Can Help Manage Acne
Dealing with acne at any age is no fun. Fortunately, Botox injections can curb oil production which reduces breakouts. Small Botox injections at a superficial level can help reduce oil production without making your face too stiff to move. Unfortunately, to completely cure your acne, you’d have to use doses of Botox so large you’d be unable to move your facial muscles. However regular Botox injections to your forehand help combat oily skin and acne.
4. Stop Drooling In People With Parkinson’s Disease
People with Parkinson’s disease have problems with their muscle function and sometimes may suffer from excessive drooling. A study from the Journal of Movement Disorders found Botox injections in the salivary glands help patients with Parkinson’s drool less and produce less saliva. Botox injections may be able to be used in this context to help improve the quality of life in those who have Parkinson’s.
5. Make Your Blowout Last Longer
Everyone knows the struggle of maintaining a blow out after the second or third day. Fortunately, Botox injections around your hairline can help your blowouts last longer by reducing how much you sweat. If you’re really serious about your blowout, you can use Botox to keep your hair looking fresh. Be careful not to go too far: large injections to the forehead can cause heavy eyelids.
6. Tips For After Your Botox Injections
- Avoid touching the area where the Botox was injected
- Stay away from strenuous physical activity and large amounts of alcohol
- Save your facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments for at least 24 hours after your injections
- If you get a bruise, try using vitamin K and arnica
- Use an ice pack to help keep bruising under control (you can also use ice beforehand to lower your risk of bruising)
Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of stigma circling Botox treatment. We all see horrible Botox treatments on TV that mess with the perception people have of Botox since they only show people with that completely unnatural and frozen look. The goal of proper Botox treatment is to eliminate wrinkles and to avoid creating movement. Botox isn’t a cookie cutter procedure, and everyone will react differently. You should talk to your plastic surgeon to determine if this procedure is right for you.