What does the word “Botox” mean to you?
For so many people it seems to conjure images of women with “frozen” faces and perfectly done hair headed to lunch on Main Street. And while this injectable can certainly help to erase wrinkles and smooth the lines in anyone’s face, there are so many more benefits to using Botox- without being expressionless or frozen!
Continue reading to find out 9 surprising facts about Botox that may have you headed to Anew You sooner than you think. We promise you’ll be happy to know that the stigma associated with Botox isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
1. Say Bye Bye to Migraines
If you suffer from regular migraines and haven’t tried Botox yet, you may have relief right around the corner. Regular sessions of Botox help to relax the muscles responsible for the migraines, as well as blocking the nerves that signal pain. Both of these will help to alleviate the discomfort of your migraines, allowing you to get back to enjoying life the way it was meant to be.
2. Overactive Bladder?
Many people are shocked to learn that Botox can be injected in other areas besides the face- and this includes treatments to the bladder. It’s true- using a cystoscope, specialists are able to inject Botox directly into the bladder, helping to reduce the effects of an overactive bladder and the need for frequent urination. While this may make you feel self-conscious talking about this with your doctor, it’s important to remember that this is quite common, and the consequences of not acting now could result in issues such as urinary incontinence down the road- and no one wants to add that to their list of concerns in the long run.
3. Align Your Eyes
While most people see Botox as an injectable to help erase the wrinkles NEAR your eyes, few people know that it can actually help the eyes themselves. Botox injections relax the muscles that normally work to pull against one another, allowing the eyes to adjust normally and can fix issues, such as: blurred vision, crossed eyes and eyelid spasms.
4. Sweat No More
The clinical term for excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis- but why complicate things when you can stop sweating today? While this isn’t a permanent solution for this issue, one course of injections can last up to 7 months, leaving you pit-stain free, dry and more confident to raise those hands and celebrate!
5. Pain- Free and Easy
When people see needles, they tend to fear the worst. But just like acupuncture is relatively pain free and simple, so is the process of Botox treatments- allowing you to get your sessions done typically within 15 minutes and return to your normal activities. Many people work sessions into their lunch schedules and leave the office knowing the treatment is already starting to work its magic, with full results after a few days.
6. It’s Not Permanent
Many people automatically think that Botox is a permanent procedure that leaves you changed forever- and nothing could be farther from the truth. Botox is actually something that eventually wears off in your body, allowing you to either go forward with another round of injections, or decide to wait for another time. The good news is, that Botox typically lasts 6-9+ months long, so you’ll be able to enjoy the amazing effects of your treatment for a long time without the worry!
7. It’s Affordable
Contrary to popular belief, Botox is incredibly affordable and typically ranges from $11- $15/ unit. Here, at ANEW You, we meet you right in the middle at $13/ unit and are happy to explain how many units each treatment will take to get you the desired results you’re looking for.
8. It Can Be Preventative
Don’t just wait until your frown lines have found their place or the tension lines in your forehead run too deep- Botox can help prevent the appearance of these even before they ever appear. Furthermore, Botox can help to make you look more relaxed, by lifting the eyes and corners of your mouth, leaving you carefree feeling AND looking!
9. It’s Safe!
Finally, it’s so important to know that Botox treatments- administered by professionals- are 100% safe and FDA approved! By finding a qualified facility with licensed specialists, Botox can help with all of the benefits listed above- leaving you happier, healthier and shining brighter.
As you can see, Botox is used for more than just a wrinkle or two, here and there. Just because the FDA originally approved Botox for frown lines in 2002 doesn’t mean that major medical achievements haven’t been made in the last 15 years. The benefits of receiving Botox can help with everything from chronic head pain, blurred vision, urinary issues and more. Contact ANEW You today to see if you are only a short office session away from your smoothed wrinkles and overall well-being!