7 Things You Didn't Know About Botox.
Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S., and is certainly one of the most popular treatments at Timeless. In fact, Timeless Skin Solutions ranks in the top 1% of Botox injectors in the country. Read on to learn seven fascinating facts about Botox.
1. A Botox treatment can be completed in under 15 minutes.
For example, while you’re waiting for dance lessons, taking a lunch break, before you pick up the kids from daycare… the scheduling options are endless.
2. Men are getting Botox now more than ever.
More and more men are getting Botox—in fact, the number of men getting injections has increased by 337 percent since 2000. The men seeking Botox are largely white-collar professionals in the business, law or fashion industries, and many cite competition in the workplace as a motiviation. Botox gives men an edge in the increasingly ageist business world. Another decisive factor? Their significant others urging them to. Men are often more likely to give Botox a try if they’ve seen the results of their wife or girlfriend’s treatments.
3. Botox was discovered in the 1800s.
While Botox didn’t gain FDA approval as a cosmetic treatment until 2002, it was actually discovered back in the 1820s. Dr. Justinus Kerner first discovered botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein formed from a bacterium. That’s right—Botox is a bacterial toxin, and that’s why it’s important to get injections from a licensed medical professional.
4. Botox can’t do anything for sun damage.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles that cause wrinkles. If you can’t move your muscles, you can’t get wrinkles. Botox is often used to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows, as well as on crow’s feet around the eyes. While those muscles are immobilized, the wrinkles and lines stay smooth.
5. Botox can reduce sweating.
For the millions of people who suffer from hyper-hidrosis, or excessive sweating, Botox can be a life saver. Botox can be injected into area with overactive sweat glands to treat this condition for up to six months. Botox can also treat chronic migraines, overactive bladder, crossed eyes and other conditions that affect muscles.
6. Botox isn’t permanent.
A treatment lasts an average of three to four months for most people, so doctors generally recommend a schedule of injections. Luckily, Botox is affordable and each procedure is quick and easy.
7. Botox is one of the safest procedures available.
Because of its long history and the extensive research it’s gone through, Botox is one of the safest and most effective products available. The FDA has approved Botox for cosmetic use between the eyebrows and on the lines around the eyes, among other uses.
by: Dr. Erin Olah