Benefits of Botox

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles. It works on the nerve endings that control particular muscles, blocking the transmission of signals. It only affects the nerves that connect to motor neurons and not sensory neurons.

Botox injections temporarily reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. The temporary paralysis that Botox induces on muscles makes your face look smoother.


Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are popular cosmetic treatments. They help individuals improve different aspects of their skin. However, the two work differently. Some dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid. It is a substance your body naturally produces to keep your skin plump.

The doctor injects this substance under the skin and muscle to plump it and add volume. However, dermal fillers do not paralyze the muscles as Botox does. They plump a specific area. They can also use fat from your body.


Dermal Filler Services

Dermal fillers soften facial creases and improve the appearance of scars. They also target regions of shallow contours and inadequate volume. The most common treatment areas for fillers are:

  • Lips.
  • Nasolabial folds.
  • Smile lines.
  • Cheeks.
  • Acne scarring.
  • Lost volume or shallow contours due to low body fat.


Botox and dermal fillers complement each other. Botox relaxes dynamic wrinkles from squinting and frowning. Dermal fillers smooth out static wrinkles visible on your face when you rest. Here are some benefits of adding Botox to your dermal fillers.


Immediate Results

Using Botox in addition to your dermal fillers benefits your skin by providing immediate results. It only takes one session to notice a difference. However, you will need several more sessions to achieve the best results. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan for you.


Eliminate Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Dermal fillers will sculpt your cheeks and fill out your lips. However, Botox will smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles that result from holding tension. Otherwise, they will result in thin frown lines on your brows. When you relax those muscles, you prevent deeper lines from forming.


Improves Tension Headaches

It lessens the strain on the nervous system by relieving tension, headaches, and migraines. It affects the nerve endings, blocking the release of chemicals that transmit pain. Sometimes, it takes a while for you to experience relief. However, research shows the treatment is effective, and there is a significant reduction in migraines.


Deals With Lazy Eye

A lazy eye results from an imbalance in the eye muscles. Botox relaxes tension in the muscles aligning your eyes. It also helps deal with double and blurry vision resulting from lazy eyes. Botox allows you to focus and see clearly.


Fixes Gummy Smiles

Gummy smiles are also a result of tense muscles. The upper lip becomes over-retracted. Botox causes the muscles in the lip to relax and allows you to have balance in your smile.


Deals With Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder

Botox relieves jaw tension, headaches, and a lockjaw. These are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. Treatment with Botox significantly reduces pain and restores your mouth movements for longer than conventional treatments.

Long-lasting Effects

When you use Botox, you reduce the chances of developing new wrinkles and lines. Your doctor can develop a treatment plan for you. You can taper off it with time.

For more information on the benefits of Botox, visit Beyer Functional Wellness at our office in Mokena, Illinois. You can also call (708) 719-9100 to book an appointment today.

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