5 Super Cool Facts You Didn't Know About Botox

5 Super Cool Facts You Didn't Know About Botox

Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that uses a minute amount of highly purified onabotulinumtoxinA to relax the dynamic muscles that cause wrinkles between your brows (11s), on your forehead, and at the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet). But you knew that, right?

What you might not know is that Botox’s ability to relax your muscles and quiet your nerves also creates other amazing cosmetic and health effects that could otherwise only be achieved by more invasive therapies, like surgery. If you’re serious about looking and feeling your best with the least amount of effort, here are five super cool facts that the expert dermatologists at Stirling Skin Care in Casper, Wyoming, want you to know about Botox:

Botox fixes your gummy smile

A broad, happy smile signals confidence and attractiveness. But when too much of your gums are revealed when you smile, you may not feel like smiling at all. You may have even been teased about your smile as a child, and still carry that pain with you today.

You could fix your gummy smile with lip surgery or a dental procedure called crown lengthening, which cuts away your excess gum. Or you could come to the dermatology professionals at Stirling Skin Care, for a Botox gummy-smile treatment.

When the experts at Stirling Skin Care inject a small amount of Botox into your upper lip, it won’t rise as high when you smile. Your smile will look natural, spontaneous, and gum-free.

Botox gives you a heart-shaped face

If you have a bulky jaw, you may feel that the look is overly masculine or harsh. Heart-shaped faces are considered by most aestheticians to be the feminine ideal.

While most people are stuck with the face shape they were born with, that may not be true in your case. If you’d like to slim down your jawline, Botox can do it.

By injecting Botox into the masseter muscles at either side of your jaw, your Stirling Skin Care specialist lets those muscles unclench and relax. Your jawline softens. Your face looks slimmer. With just one in-office treatment, you finally have the heart-shaped face you desire.

Botox trains your muscles

A Botox treatment usually lasts about three to four months when used as a wrinkle or gummy-smile treatment, and about six months in the masseters. You can talk to your Stirling Skin Care professional about scheduling regular touch-up so that you always have the beautiful cosmetic results you want.

However, just as your large muscles start to atrophy if you don’t exercise them regularly, small muscles that are injected with Botox gradually lose their strength. When you use Botox for long periods of time, you may find you need less of a dose to get the same result. You might also be able to go longer between treatments!

Botox stops your sweat

If you are one of approximately 3% of Americans with a condition known as hyperhidrosis, you suffer from excessive sweating that impairs your quality of life. You may have embarrassing amounts of sweat on your palms, feet, under your arms, or on your face.

The excess sweat from hyperhidrosis can stain your clothes and cause unpleasant body odors. Your hyperhidrosis may interfere with your love life and career, and compromise your ability to perform simple tasks, such as drive a car.

You can get relief from hyperhidrosis with Botox injections. Botox is even FDA-approved to treat hyperhidrosis under the arms. If you’re ready to control your excessive sweating for months at a time, talk to your Stirling Skin Care doctor.

Botox quiets your migraines

Debilitating migraine headaches affect more than 3.2 million American men, women, and children. If you have at least 15 migraine headaches per month lasting at least four hours each, you may benefit from Botox migraine treatment.

Your Stirling Skin Care doctor can treat an acute migraine attack with Botox, to help dull the pain so you can function again. Botox can also be used as a preventive medication to stop the onset of a migraine.

If you’d like to learn more about Botox and all the ways it can improve your life, come to Stirling Skin Care. You can schedule a Botox consultation online or just call the friendly office staff.

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