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Botox – No Longer Just For Wrinkles

Botox is derived from a nerve relaxant called botulism, which gives it a number of effects on the body. Initial excitement about the substance occurred when the medical world discovered that injected into older skin, it would ease out wrinkles for a period of about six months. Since then, many more uses have been found for the substance, so many that it is on its way to becoming a beauty all-rounder.

You look in the mirror and see that your face looks tired, but without being able to pinpoint exactly what is wrong. The grooves at the corners of your eyes and mouth do not exactly enhance your features, but neither condition is serious enough to warrant drastic surgical treatment. No need to worry; this muscle relaxant can give your face a “mini-lift”.

Hire a trained practitioner to inject it into the offending areas and see the glow of youth return as those lines vanish. Try to organise treatments so that the effects coincide with the occasions when you want to look your best, like job interviews and special dates.

Teenage years are often cursed with acne, caused by over-active sebaceous glands. Acne is an unpleasant condition that can leave the skin scarred and pitted, possibly for life. Botox has an inhibiting effect upon the production of oil and sweat in the glands. A trained practitioner will know how to treat the skin with tiny amounts of the muscle relaxant to deprive spots and pimples of the culture that they thrive in.

The same treatment may help to maintain hairstyles, since excess sweat about the hairline can shorten the life of an eye-catching blow-dry. Many women avail of sweat-inhibiting underarm injections just in advance of a special occasion, like a wedding or party, so as not to ruin expensive formal wear.

If you wake up every morning with sore and aching jaws, there is a strong chance that you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep. Tooth grinding or bruxism is a condition that, if not addressed, can loosen teeth and eventually cause them to fall out. Experts agree that daily tensions or stress can cause bruxism, and that migraines are also a manifestation of stress. Injections administered along the jaw line by a trained practitioner will relax the muscles involved in bruxism, while the treatment along the forehead and temples may reduce migraines. This relaxing of the facial muscles will break the cycle of tension that contributes to the resulting pain.

Botox is useful in peripheral beauty treatments, such as lip enhancement. Today, beauty without full lips is unthinkable and injections about the upper lip will relax the muscular tissue, resulting in that sought-after, gravity defying plumpness. Remember to always seek expert advice.