The Many Faces of Botox, pt. 1
Anyone who has done a little research on cosmetic procedures and facial fillers are familiar with the wrinkle-removing power contained in Botox®. Below I discuss both cosmetic as well as other benefits Botox® has to offer.
Platysma (Neck) Bands
Many patients will opt for a neck lift when they notice a sagging jaw line, often lovingly referred to as a “turkey wattle”. For those with less intense cases of these vertical bands of loose muscles, did you know Botox® can be used to tighten these and keep you looking younger without any surgery? This method of using Botox® will be examined on a case-by-case basis, as it is far more effective for minor sags than some of the more major cases that will require a neck lift proper.
Some people experience the involuntary process of an eye twitch, which happens for no apparent reason. People believed there was no real way of dealing with this nuisance besides letting the twitch run its course and remaining confident it will subside after a while. There is actually a fix to keep eye twitches from occurring; a tiny injection of Botox® around the outside of your eyelids is all you need. The desire to get this done really boils down to how often and how annoying you perceive your eye twitches to be.
It is an inconvenient truth that facial paralysis can affect anyone, sometimes with little to no warning at all. This can be the result of medication taken to treat a disease, severe physical trauma, or a poorly executed surgery. The body is not sensitive to keeping its look symmetrical (body symmetry is one of the key components of attraction in human behavior, you know), so these bouts of facial paralysis often cause one side of the face to react as normal, while the other does not move. A touch of Botox® to the reactive side of the face can bring about a natural, symmetrical look, since Botox® paralyses the targeted muscle. It cannot return a paralyzed muscle to life, but it can keep its equal but opposite muscle in the same position, giving you back your symmetry.
Tune in next week for more fun facts about Botox® in my Botox® Blog Series P. 2