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Got Botox? How to Properly Care for Your Skin

older-woman-in-whiteIf you have recently undergone some Botox treatment in order to help fill in those pesky fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead, then you might be wondering “What’s Next?” In order to get the best results out of your Botox and to eliminate any side-effects, try the following tips and tricks.

  1. Don’t Massage

Avoid touching, rubbing, and massaging the area injected with Botox for at least 24 hours.  Rubbing can cause the Botox to move to other areas that were not intended to be treated.

  1. Ice It

If you have exceptionally sensitive skin or are easily prone to bruising, then you might want to consider icing your forehead or eyes a few hours after you receive Botox. By icing the area around the injection site, you are preventing any inflammation from occurring and are in turn, speeding up the overall recovery process. Plus, icing can sometimes reduce the signs of bruising that may arise.

  1. Add a Cooling Cream

If your forehead or eyes are feeling exceptionally sore after your Botox injections, try icing first and then add a nice topical cooling cream or gel over the top of your skin. The cooling gel will help to lessen any uncomfortable symptoms you might be expereiencing and will help you to feel your normal self more quickly. Just make sure you choose a cooling cream or gel that is specifically meant for your face and that can be used around your eyes.

  1. When to Call the Doctor

If you are suffering from extreme swelling, pain, discomfort, or any sort of rash after you receive Botox, you are likely having an allergic reaction. Make sure you contact your doctor right away if any of these symptoms persist or worsen. If your doctor’s office is closed and you are worried about the reaction you are having, visit your local emergency room or urgent care facility.

Botox is the most popular tool on the market that is used to help target fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. However, if you are experiencing slight bruising or swelling, you can try the above tips to get your skin looking back to normal.

 

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Why Is Botox So Popular?

Botox injectionThe mean girls are popular, the Kardashians are popular, and even fad diets tend to gain popularity. When it comes to things like facial fillers and cosmetic procedures, all you want to pick is something that is trusted and popular among individuals everywhere.  As the most popular facial filler available on the market, Botox has everyone talking. It can seem like everywhere you turn or everyone you talk to has at least tried this filler once. So, what is all the hype about? What makes Botox so popular?

  1. It’s Fairly Inexpensive

Compared to large reconstructive facial surgeries like a brow lift or facelift, Botox is failry inexpensive. At an average of $13 dollars per unit, the typical cost of Botox is around $200-$300 dollars every six months— which compared to the cost of a huge surgery like a facelift, can seem like pocket change.

 

  1. It Works

By injecting your forehead and the lines around your eyes with this facial filler, Botox actually does what it says. It not only lifts and tightens the muscles around the upper part of the face, but if performed correctly it can actually look quite natural. Plus, you can see results in as little as 5-7 days, which means that you can see the results in virutally no time at all.

 

  1. It’s Not Just For Good Looks

Also used for things like underarms and to treat migraines, Botox isn’t only popular because it’s a facial filler. Botox is being used all over the country for other medical things as well such as in the dental industry to help with certain jaw disorders. Who knows… Botox might just be the cure-all treatment for everyone.

 

  1. Hardly Any Side-Effects

Although some patients might receive some slight bruising and swelling around the injection sites, Botox hardly has any side-effects which leaves patients feeling more confident and comfortable with this facial filler.

As the next generation of a baby’s popular first new word, Botox is a household name. Used for a variety of things and at a fairly affordable price, it’s no wonder this facial filler is popular.

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Botox Not Just for Wrinkles: 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Botox

botox-frownlines-300x1991As the figurative fountain of youth for many middle-aged men and women, Botox is a filler used to help reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. However, this anti-aging solution isn’t just used for beauty. From helping with migraines to upper limb spasticity, Botox injections can be used to help with an array of medical issues and conditions.

 

  1. Migraines

If you suffer from debilitating migraines that leave you in bed with the lights off for the rest of the day, it might be time to consider Botox injections. Approved by the FDA, Botox for migraines is injected 31 times throughout 7 different parts of the head and neck in order to help reduce the symptoms of migraines. However, the results only last up to 3 months.

  1. Sweating

It’s not something that really anybody likes to talk about, let alone have to deal with. However, if you suffer from an excessive amount of underarm sweat and it doesn’t seem like deodorant ever fully does the trick, Botox might be the solution for you. How does it work to help target sweating? Several injections of Botox will be given in the underarm area and will help to reduce excessive sweating in just 4 weeks. However, it does not cure sweating and will have to be done every 6.7 months.

  1. ULS (Upper Limb Spasticity)

ULS is a disorder that causes your elbows, wrists, and fingers become stiff or tight. However, with Botox injections, the muscles will become increasingly relaxed, causing more comfort to the surrounding joints.

  1. 4. Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Suffering with an overactive bladder is beyond embarrassing. Frequent trips to the restroom and the constant urge to urinate, can sometimes leave you feeling frustrated and not like yourself. If you suffer from OAB, you might be the perfect candidate for Botox injection treatment. Botox for OAB treats the strong urgency to urinate right away and reduces the frequency of having to relieve your bladder.

 

Botox isn’t just a miracle worker for your face, in fact it can help with more medical related issues as well. To learn more, talk to your doctor today.

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