So what does botox do? we’ve all heard about it, but do you know what it can treat?
Botox isn’t just a one-trick pony. As a muscle relaxant it has a range of cosmetic and therapeutic uses. These can help solve a number of problems or issues. By blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine. Muscles can be relaxed for an extended period of time for a treatment that can last up to between 3-6 months.
The anti wrinkle treatment
As a cosmetic substance its main use is a skin treatment to smooth deep and persistent facial lines such as forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet. This gives the appearance of a smoother, more youthful complexion by evening out the skin.
The medical uses
As a therapeutic substance its reach extends further. Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) can be controlled with Botox® injections as it blocks the chemicals that turn on sweat glands.
Botox has also been proven to reduce a number of chronic pains. Sufferers of back, joint and foot pain as well as those who suffer from frequent migraines have all found respite through regular Botox injections.
For those with an overactive bladder Botox can also offer a solution to an embarrassing and often socially limiting problem.
This purified protein is also used to treat movement disorders or muscle spasms such as crossed eyes (strabismus), uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm) and cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), which is an involuntary muscle contraction in the neck that causes abnormal posture of the neck or head as well as abnormal movement in that area.
Treatment with Austin Brewer
At Austin Brewer Facial Aesthetics, Botox is used to treat the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As an NMC registered nurse, Austin Brewer offers the best care regarding non-invasive cosmetic surgery. More information about Botox can be found via our dedicated botox page
Austin serves clients across Hampshire and Dorset at his private clinic in Bournemouth. From Poole to Southampton, you can achieve your desired cosmetic or therapeutic outcome with Austin Brewer. For your free Botox® consultation and to find out more about Botox® in Bournemouth call Austin now on 07823 883 888.