Botox was approved for treating fine lines and wrinkles in 2002…and it has been taking the world by storm since then. Botox is one of the best-known and most popular aesthetic cosmetic treatments, and its uses as a head-to-toe problem solver continue to grow. But prior to 2002, using a known neurotoxin to smooth the lines on your face would have sounded like something from a science fiction novel.
Knowledge is a good thing…you just can’t have enough information about the world. To that end, here are five ways that Botox is changing the way the men and women of today look and feel:
- The Eyebrow Lift: Botox provides a quick and less dramatic version of the popular brow lift. A tiny amount of Botox is injected into the muscles responsible for pulling the eyebrows down. As these muscles become weakened, the eyebrows lift, elevating the brow.
- The “Gummy” Smile: This occurs when the upper lip is excessively elevated showing off a large portion of the gums when smiling. Injecting Botox into the upper lip weakens the retractor muscles, lowering the lip line and producing a more aesthetically balanced smile.
- Eyelid Spasms: The first FDA approved use of Botox (1989) was for the treatment of certain types of eye muscle problems or abnormal spasms of the eyelids (blepharospasms) in people 12 years and older.
- Excessive sweating: You probably haven’t heard much about this, but for about seven years Botox injections have been approved for severe underarm sweating, a life-saver for those who struggle with this condition.
- Migraine Headaches: In 2013, Botox received FDA approval for the treatment of migraine headaches. The treatment involves the injection of Botox into seven different locations including the temples, neck, shoulders, and forehead. The medical community does not know exactly how Botox eases migraine symptoms, but it is believed the injections prevent pain signals from reaching the nerve endings.
If you would like to learn more about the many treatments Dr. Guarnieri offers to refresh and renew and improve your appearance, including Botox, call to schedule an appointment, today: (757) 345-2275.