A beginner’s guide to botox; its cosmetic and medical uses

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Over the years, the beauty and cosmetics market has been flooded with different types of skin care treatments and products that help you look a certain way. Whether it’s looking young, getting rid of fine lines or other age-related signs, name it and you’ll find a solution.

Various effective methods can help you achieve a youthful look. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), botox, fillers, threads, radio frequency, etc., are some treatments available. However, there are some myths and misconceptions associated with these treatments. Through a series of articles, we will discuss the pros and cons of such options.

What is botox

Botox (botulinum toxin) is a toxin that temporarily relaxes unwanted muscle action (four to six months). It helps in skin correction and also treats certain medical conditions. Done right by an experienced dermatologist-esthetician, botox can be a window into flawless skin. For example, frown lines can make someone grumpy, forehead wrinkles can make you look tired and older, wrinkles around the eyes can make you look aged, and sagging corners of the lips can make someone look tired. a sad and haggard. Botox can help you get rid of all these problems.

How it works

A small amount of botox will be injected into the affected area. Muscle cells contract and become less stiff. The main cosmetic use of botox is to reduce facial wrinkles. But, with advances in technology and lifestyle changes, there are several uses for botox today (these will be covered in future articles).

Botox Uses

Smooth unwanted fine lines and wrinkles

Control acne breakouts

Temporary facelift

Soften the jawline and chin (Nefertiti facelift)

Lip lift or lip flip

Smooth the neckline

Control excessive sweating on the face, nose and armpits

Reduce scalp sweating

Helps hair growth

For medical purposes

Hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating

Eyelid spasm

eyes crossed

Migraine

To treat overactive bladder due to a neurological disorder

Upper limb spasticity

(Dr. Usha Beloskar is the Medical Director of Sskin Savvy Advanced Aesthetics)

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