You’ve probably heard of Botox from tv shows, movies, or a friend who got it last week. It is a very popular service that has become widely used. In fact, neurotoxins, like Botox, are our best-selling service at Glow Balance. But what is Botox? Let’s break down what it is and how it works!
According to Medical News Today, “Botox is a drug that weakens or paralyzes a muscle. In small doses, it can reduce skin wrinkles and help treat some medical conditions.” It is a protein from Botulinum toxin. The neurotoxins in Botox relax muscles to smooth wrinkles, prevent migraines, treat lazy eye or eye twitching, and many other health benefits.
Botox injections weaken or paralyze certain muscles and block certain nerves. The injected muscles cannot contract which results in relaxing and softening. It is not a permanent effect, but it does last several months.
Botox is a quick and easy procedure with very minimal discomfort and no pain. Before your procedure, do not drink alcohol for 24 hours and try to avoid taking anticoagulants and blood thinners. Those medications will increase the risk of bruising. The healthcare provider will use a fine needle to inject small amounts of Botox into the treatment area. It will take about 24-72 hours for the toxin to take effect.
Aftercare is nice and simple, don’t rub or put pressure on the treatment area for 24 hours and avoid physical exertion for 24 hours.
As we mentioned earlier, Botox will last about 3-6 months. Once the Botox wears off and the muscles regain movement, you can go in for your next procedure. Overtime your muscles may train themselves to contact less resulting in less treatments needed.
Botox is an easy and painless procedure that will not only help cosmetically, but also helps treat different health problems. The treatment is quick and lasts several months with the long-term potential of your muscles retraining themselves. If you’re debating on giving Botox a try, we highly recommend it! There’s a reason it’s our #1 service! Click the button below to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.