6 Surprising Facts About Botox® You Need To Know
1 – Botox® Treatment Can Be Done Under 15 Minutes
For example, while you’re taking a lunch break, before you pick up the kids from daycare… the scheduling options are many.
2 – More Men Are Getting Botox
More men are getting Botox® —in fact, the number of men getting injections has increased by over 300 percent since 2000. They are largely white-collar professionals in the business or fashion industries, and many cite competition in the workplace as a motivation. Men are often more likely to give Botox a try if they’ve seen the results of their wife or girlfriend’s treatments.
3 – Botox® was Discovered in the 1800s
While Botox didn’t gain FDA approval as a cosmetic treatment until 2002, it was actually discovered back in the 1820s by Dr. Kerner. It is a botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin protein formed from a bacterium and in large quantities, can cause major illness. That’s why it’s important to get injections from a licensed medical professional.
4 – Botox Can’t Do Anything For Sun Damage
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles that cause wrinkles. If you can’t move your muscles, you can’t get wrinkles. Botox is often used to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows, as well as on crow’s feet around the eyes. While those muscles are immobilized, the wrinkles and lines stay smooth. Thus, it’s critical that you wear medical grade sunscreen anytime you go outside.
5 – Botox® Can Reduce Sweating
For the millions of people who suffer from excessive sweating, Botox can be injected into area with overactive sweat glands to treat this condition for up to six months. Botox can also treat chronic migraines, overactive bladder, crossed eyes and other conditions that affect muscles. However, excessive use of Botox can lead to unwanted side effects so be prudent in when and what conditions to treat with Botox.