Botox: Learn More About The Procedure And Uses Beyond Aesthetics

Botox is one of the best-known procedures in the aesthetic environment. But did you know that it has other uses? Find out what it is, what it is for, the precautions to be taken, and the experiences of those who have already applied it. Check out:

What Is Botox?

According to the dermatologist, Botox is one of the trade names for botulinum toxin, “a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium that causes botulism, a serious disease where muscle paralysis occurs.” Aline explains: “For aesthetic purposes, very small doses of this toxin are applied in certain points of the facial muscles, responsible for facial mimicry, promoting a temporary paralysis in these places.”

Despite its best-known purpose of attenuating expression lines, the dermatologist explains that botox has several uses. See below:

Aesthetic use: according to Aline, Botox “promotes improvement in the expression lines of the upper third of the face: around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (wrinkles of bravo) and on the forehead. On the face, it can still be used on the neck, on the masseter muscle, on the chin, on the tip of the nose, and in the correction of the gummy smile.”

Surgical use: the application of botox such as korea botox (โบ ท็ อก เกาหลี which is the term in Thai) results in an “improvement in the appearance of surgical wounds, hypertrophic scars, and keloids.”

Dermatological use: if applied in microdoses, it acts as an adjuvant in treating acne, rosacea, open pores, and other rarer dermatological diseases. It can treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the armpits, hands, feet, and face.

Ophthalmological use: treatment of strabismus and blepharospasms.

Neurological use: treatment of spasticity, dystonias, and chronic migraine.

Other Uses: Botox can also be used in Asian women to “thin” the calves and trapezius muscle, scrotal rejuvenation, and treat chronic pain.

The specialist comments that “the duration of the effects of botulinum toxin varies according to the type of skin, age and activities practiced, but, in general, they last from 4 to 6 months.”

Botox Precautions And Contraindications

Dermatologist Aline Somacal warns that “it is necessary to carry out the procedure with a suitable and qualified professional.” Tell your doctor if you are on medication, vitamins or if you are pregnant.

The expert warns that “applications should be made in places where hygiene and asepsis standards are adequate, such as hospitals, clinics or doctors’ offices, and should not be carried out in beauty salons, at home, shopping malls or inappropriate places. It is a procedure that uses needles, and these must be for individual use and discarded after use, to avoid transmission of diseases.”

The dermatologist warns: “always be wary of places that offer prices far below the market value, as there is a risk of reusing materials, poor quality products, and high product dilutions, compromising effectiveness and safety.” Also, it is necessary to respect the minimum period for reapplication, which is 4 months.

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