The benefits of medical skin treatments are abundant. Did you know that Botox isn’t just for foreheads? Botox can treat crow’s feet, overactive eye muscles and other muscle spasms, frown lines, and even migraine headaches and excess sweating.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles, such as the ones that make our facial expressions, so that they relax and give the skin a smoother appearance. Botox treatments work best on “dynamic” wrinkles, meaning those that haven’t set into permanent lines yet. Dynamic wrinkles only appear when certain movements are made, such as squinting or smiling. Because the effects of these injections are temporary, if you don’t love the way you look afterwards, your skin will return to its previous appearance once the medication wears off.
Cosmetic Botox is created in medical labs and is derived from diluted Clostridium Botulinum, a toxin that is dangerous to humans when eaten in its pure form, but has been deemed safe by the FDA for medical and cosmetic uses.
One of the most popular areas for Botox injections is the area around the eyes. Eye wrinkles are often of the “dynamic” type described above, and respond exceptionally well to Botox administration. Other popular areas include the brow, which smooths frown lines between the eyes, giving both men and women a happier, more youthful appearance, and of course, the forehead.
Botox should always be administered by a qualified professional in a medical setting, such as a doctor’s office or medical spa. Side effects from Botox are rare, but occasionally an allergic reaction or bruising at the injection site can occur. It is important to fully disclose all current medications and natural or herbal remedies before receiving Botox injections due to possible interactions between drugs. To read more about the benefits of Botox and how to prepare for treatment, click here!
If you think Botox is for you, call (815) 759-2368 to set up a free consultation with Blue Sky Med Spa and learn more about the benefits of medical skin treatments! Located in McHenry, IL, Pacific Vein Care and Blue Sky Medical Spa are devoted to the highest level of quality and offer a wide range of services, including medical skin treatments and facial injectables. Let our team help you look and feel your best!