Botox, a non-surgical treatment for a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions, has grown in popularity and effectiveness over the years. While most know Botox simply as a means of reducing wrinkles in the forehead or around the mouth, this is not the only use of the treatment. It can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, as listed below. When considering Botox from Canada MedLaser, they will assess your condition and medical history to ensure risks are kept to an absolute minimum. Skin type and other lifestyle factors can also make a difference and we will take these into account to recommend an ideal course of treatment.

Cosmetic Uses of Botox

Define or Soften Jawline: Whether you simply carry a bit of extra weight in your face or age has caused your skin to droop, Botox can help lift the skin around the jawline for a more defined look. Additionally, while it may seem counterintuitive, Botox can also help to soften a jawline that has become wider due to teeth grinding. This not only helps appearance, it can also reduce pain associated with teeth grinding issues.

Soften Neck Wrinkles and Cords: The skin of the neck is often one of the first places to show a person’s age. A Botox injection around the wrinkles of the neck can help to relax and soften them.

Reduce Excessive Sweating: For some, sweating is more than a simple sheen of perspiration – it is excessive and can result in embarrassing and unsightly stains and appearance. Botox works to relax the sweat glands and stop them from producing moisture. This FDA approved treatment is most often used under the arms or the palms of the hands, but it is also effective injected into the scalp, forehead, bottoms of feet and several other areas.

Nose Lift: While not exactly the same as a surgical nose job, Botox can help to lift a drooping nose. By injectingBotox between the nostrils, the muscle there can be relaxed, allowing the nose to lift.

Acne Treatment: Among its many superpowers, Botoxis able to reduce the production of oil in the skin. Selectively targeting oily areas of the face such as the forehead, you can reduce breakouts. However, Botox is not recommended for treating the whole face as this can reduce your ability to make facial expressions when too many of the muscles are frozen.

Botox FAQ

Will Botox Paralyze my Face?

When first used as a cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in the face, a misconception grew that Botox would leave a patient with an expressionless face. While Botox does work by paralyze targeted muscles, when done properly, the paralysis of the face is minimal and will leave you with a natural look and the ability to make facial expressions.

How Long Does Botox Last?

Typically, Botox will give a patient around three to six months of treatment. Once this time is up, wrinkles and lines will begin to reappear. However, as you get additional treatments, wrinkles will begin to have less of an appearance because the muscle responsible will begin to shrink.

What are the Side Effects of Botox?

Potential side effects and reactions will depend on the person and where the injections are administered. Generally, the most common side effects though are temporary swelling, redness, flu-like symptoms and bruising.

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