Will Botox Help To Improve Your Skin’s Health?

Botox injections are designed to paralyze your facial muscles so that the face attains a more youthful appearance. The latest research suggests that Botox can actually improve the skin’s health by reversing the ageing effects. Botox treatment helps the skin to become more flexible. Apparently, the primary manner in which Botox helps the skin is by stimulating the production of the proteins elastin and collagen, which helps promote healthy looking skin. Botox treatment would be particularly helpful for older individuals, as ageing decreases the levels of collagen and elastin in your skin.

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Researchers do not fully understand the relationship between Botox treatment, its paralysing effect on the facial muscles, and the resulting increase in elasticity. However, they could not find any link between Botox treatment and swelling or muscle contraction. It is possible that collagen and elastin somehow respond to Botox treatment.

Botox may also contain antioxidants that affect the skin tissue. As your facial muscles are exercised, wastage is produced and this has a possible damaging effect on the skin’s collagen and elastin. When the facial muscles are paralyzed, the skin has a chance to heal and rejuvenate itself. Botox therefore puts a halt to the skin’s self destructive behaviour while encouraging the natural healing process.

In small quantities, Botox can be used to treat various health problems. Among them are: underarm sweating, cervical dystonia, uncontrollable blinking, misaligned eyes, chronic migraine, and an overactive bladder.

Ironically, Botox is derived from a toxic bacteria that causes Botulism which is a form of food poisoning. But this same toxin can relax muscles, producing the effects discussed.

In a clinical research study conducted among women in their 50’s, a series of Botox treatments showed impressive results in skin rejuvenation and skin texture. None of these women had ever previously undergone Botox treatment. The effects of Botox injections only last for a period of three to four months, so repeat treatments are usually necessary to maintain results.

Patients who frequently underwent Botox treatments are able to adapt somehow so that the effects last longer between small dosages. The long term effects of Botox have not yet been properly identified, but research is underway to see whether treatment has long term positive effects.

Botox is generally safe, although the injections can cause temporary pain and swelling in the face. It can also cause upset stomach and produce flu like symptoms. Given the toxic content of Botox, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo this procedure.

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