Frown lines and crow’s feet are the two most common types of wrinkles treatable through Pasadena Botox. Frown lines are horizontal lines between your eyebrows when you furrow your brow. These wrinkles can be caused by aging, genetics, or overuse of facial muscles. Frown lines get deeper with age and can become permanent if left untreated.
Crow’s feet are fine lines that form around the outer corners of your eyes when you smile or squint. While they are not as deep as frown lines, they are more noticeable because they occur near the eyes. The skin around your eyes is very thin, making it more susceptible to early signs of aging like crow’s feet and dark circles under the eyes.
Here is how Botox helps in treating frown lines and crows and other conditions.
How does Botox work, and is it safe?
Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a purified protein injected into the skin. It works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses from the muscles, which helps to relax the facial muscles. This results in smoother skin and a softer appearance.
Botox is considered a safe cosmetic treatment. It is used to treat overactive facial muscles, smooth out wrinkles, and treat eye bags. The most common side effects are bruising, swelling or pain at the injection site, and headache. Serious side effects are very rare.
Other than eliminating frown lines and crow’s feet, Botox injections can also be used in the following ways;
Eliminate facial wrinkles: Botox can help eliminate the creases on your forehead when you frown and on your cheeks when you smile. It can also improve the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes.
Reduce underarm sweating: Botox can reduce or eliminate hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating). This may be especially beneficial if you wear formal clothing or uniforms that expose this area of your body to others and cause embarrassment or discomfort because of excessive sweating.
Treat migraine headaches: Botox injections may also be useful in reducing migraine headaches by relaxing specific muscles in the head that can trigger pain signals from nerves in the head or neck area.
Neck spasms: Treatments for neck spasms involve injecting Botox directly into the muscles of the neck or shoulders to reduce spasms and pain.
Blepharospasm (blinking): Blepharospasm is an involuntary blinking caused by excessive muscle contraction around the eye. Botox injections can help control this condition by relaxing overactive facial muscles (frown lines), thus reducing uncontrolled blinking.
Overactive bladder: Injections of Botox can be used to treat an overactive bladder. This condition causes frequent urges to urinate and often results in urinary incontinence (leakage). Injecting Botox into specific parts of the bladder can reduce these symptoms.
Botox is an excellent cosmetic treatment for many people but can also be an alternative to more invasive surgical procedures. Botox blocks nerve impulses from traveling to muscles, reducing muscle contraction and relaxing the skin. This will cause the skin to look more attractive. For more information about Botox, contact Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center.