(This question comes in a variety of ways.)
The answer is YES! The indications for Botox are growing and provided it is injected by someone who is well trained and has a thorough understanding of the musculature, indications, side effects and contraindications it is absolutely SAFE!
Botox is used to treat:
- Hyperhidrosis (severe sweating)
- Blepharospasm (uncontrollable twitching of the muscles around the eye)
- Strabismus (dysfunction of the eye muscles)
- Cervical Dystonia
- Chronic Migraines
- Overactive Bladder
- Focal Spasticity (related to cerebral palsy or stroke)
Botox was even studied for the treatment of depression and it was effective. Overall, 47 percent efficacy for Botox versus 9% for placebo. Most antidepressant medications are not effective 47% of the time, and Botox does not carry the side effects that most antidepressant medications that include weight gain, flat mood, low sex drive and difficulty achieving orgasm.
The Beauty of Botox
Botox is a type of neurotoxin that relaxes muscles. Three different types of neurotoxin are available for cosmetic injection Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Botox is by far the most popular neurotoxin.
The beauty and curse of Botox it is temporary, no treatment is permanent for the facial lines and creases. It typically lasts 4 months, sometimes a little longer. Clients should expect to need treatment 2-3 times per year depending on desired results.
Give Botox a try! Whether it is to treat your 11’s, horizontal forehead lines, crows feet or a variety of other facial muscles, you will not be disappointed.