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What are the different uses for anti-wrinkle injections?

Lots of people think that anti-wrinkle injections, more commonly known as Botox, can only treat areas like the forehead. Since receiving it’s FDA approval in 2002 for the treatment of frown lines, we have since learnt that anti-wrinkle injections can also be effectively used to tackle the crow’s feet and laughter lines. Because of its popularity and potential treatment scope, Botox and its effects have been extensively researched for use in other areas and to treat other health complaints. Some of the things Botox in Inverness can achieve may surprise you!

Facial treatment areas using Botox

Anti-wrinkle injections are effective at treating fine lines and wrinkles in areas of the face like the forehead and crow’s feet because they relax the target muscles beneath the skin. In certain expressive areas of the face, our skin can crinkle and line when we smile or frown, so when we relax these muscles we help them to contract a little less. This helps us to instil a natural-looking yet smoother appearance.

Interestingly, Emma J Aesthetics can also use Botox to lift a drooping brow. As we age, we lose firmness and elasticity in our skin, causing some areas of our face to become loose and sagging. This natural pulling down of our skin can prematurely age us and make our eyes look tired and even a little sunken. Luckily, a targeted injection of Botox in precise areas of the brows can help to lift the area to create a subtle, more youthful-looking arch.

Now, anti-wrinkle injections are widely and safely used to treat many different areas of the face, but did you know that Botox can be used for the treatment of other problem areas?

Alternative uses for Botox treatment

As well as lifting the eyebrow, anti-wrinkle injections can be used to improve your smile. Targeted injections of Botox can lessen the appearance of a gummy smile, relaxing the muscles in the upper lip to show less gum, the results developing over the days following treatment. Botox has so many diverse uses that it isn’t only used as an anti-wrinkle injection anymore, but as a prescription-only medical treatment.

Botox is also widely recognised as effectively treating Hyperhidrosis, or excess sweating. Excess sweating can limit your lifestyle, make you feel self-conscious, and can generally be a problem for the many people affected by it. Luckily, anti-wrinkle injections can be used in affected areas like the underarms and palms of the hands to significantly reduce sweat production for months at a time.

As well as reducing lines and sweating, Botox can now be effectively administered to relax the muscles in the head to prevent migraines. In fact, Botox is the only FDA approved treatment for adults that encounter chronic migraines. Rather than taking medication and hiding from sources of light, you can now treat migraines proactively by stopping them in their tracks before they even start.

So, Botox doesn’t just mean anti-wrinkle injections. It can offer a world of corrections for different problem areas of the face in a procedure that takes a mere 10-30 minutes. Emma J Lowe, the Nurse Prescriber and Nurse Practitioner behind Emma J Aesthetics in Inverness, is fully qualified and experienced in treating clients with Botox. Whether you are looking to smooth a few facial lines, tackle your excess sweating head-on, or relinquish the grasp your migraines have on you, targeted treatment with Emma J can help.

Speak to a member of our friendly booking team on 01463 830149 or enquire online today!