Today is National Botox® Day and we’re taking the opportunity as an excuse to gush about one of our favorite non-surgical procedures! Botox® has been around for a few decades now but its popularity has never diminished. This is because Botox® is one of the safest and most effective treatments on the market with millions of people using it every year for incredibly diverse reasons. Are you ready to fall in love with Botox®? Here are some of the reasons why Botox® is at the top of our list for favorite products.
Botox® makes you look younger.
Let’s start off with the obvious: Botox® is great at making us look younger. In fact, when it comes to anti-aging treatments, Botox® is the most widely known and the most trusted. The older we get, the less elasticity we have in our skin, meaning that years of laughing, furrowing our brows, and squinting start to show up on our faces. People who come in for Botox® treatments are most often looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds around their mouths and foreheads.
Botox® reduces those pesky lines by relaxing the muscles you want to target, which then softens the look of wrinkles and folds. And the best part? It’s all done without surgery or the need for anesthesia!
Botox® works wonders for people who sweat excessively
Sweating is a completely normal and necessary body function, but sometimes excessive sweating can get in the way of our day-to day-lives, making us feel awkward and embarrassed around others regardless of temperature, anxiety levels, or physical activity. Thankfully Botox® is an easy and effective way of treating excess sweat. So far, the FDA has only approved Botox® to treat the underarm area, but some doctors prescribe their patients Botox® for face, hand, feet, and head sweating.
Botox® blocks the neurotransmitters that turn on our sweat glands just below the skin. Patients often start to see positive results within days after their first treatment, and typically see between 82-87% reduction of sweat. A bit of Botox® around problem areas can completely restore someone’s confidence.
A little bit of Botox® can make your lips look plumper
Everyone wants a Kylie Jenner pout but not everyone wants to try lip fillers. If you’re one of those people, Botox® might be a better fit for you to try. Now you might be wondering how Botox® can give you a fuller pout if it’s not a filler. The answer is a procedure called a “lip flip” (an intimidating-sounding name for a very simple and easy-to-get procedure).
A lip flip is when a bit of Botox® is injected into your cupid’s bow and the corners of your mouth. When those muscles are relaxed, the part of the upper lip that is hidden in your mouth curls (or “flips”) upward, making your top lip look fuller. This procedure is especially great for someone who wants to alter their gummy smile or whose upper lip gets thinner while smiling.
Battling maskne? Botox® might be the solution.
Maskne (the new term for those pesky pimples caused by wearing face masks) has been causing stress for a lot of people around the world lately, making acne treatments a trending topic no matter where you live. For dermatologists, Botox® is a highly recommended treatment for their clients. We already mentioned that Botox® can treat sweating, but the same process that treats excessive sweating can have the added effect of diminishing the amount of oil the skin produces and reducing sweat that clogs up pores.
Botox® is great for migraines.
If you suffer from frequent migraines, you’ve probably spent a lot of time anxiously trying to find ways to alleviate your symptoms. But did you know that the FDA approved Botox® to help with migraines? Botox® doesn’t completely stop migraines, but it can definitely be used as a preventative medication to ease the nausea, sensitivity to light, migraine length, and pain associated with migraines.
Botox® works so well for migraines because when it is injected into the nerve endings in the forehead, it blocks them from releasing the chemicals involved in transmitting migraine pain. One Botox® treatment for migraines can last between 10-12 weeks and can be a life-changing way to alleviate symptoms for many patients.
It's hard to not love Botox®.
Lot's of people are on the fence about trying Botox®, but the truth is that Botox® is an amazing confidence-booster and an essential treatment for people experiencing a wide range of medical problems. We love Botox®, and millions of people around the world have fallen in love with it too.