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Why You Should Get Botox

December 07, 2021

Toluca Lake medspa model getting a botox on forehead

Botox has not gained the best reputation throughout the years. When you hear it, often, your first thought might be unpleasant, such as wrinkles, crow's feet, or frown lines. But Botox has several benefits, and doctors often recommend it for patients who benefit from the procedure, both medically and aesthetically. Botox remains one of the most popular cosmetic and non-invasive treatments available today. Originally, Botox was used to treat an eye condition called strabismus, but its medical uses quickly expanded with its unique properties. 

Botox is made from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum which they harvest from natural environmental resources, like lakes and forests. The spore count of such bacteria is low, so they are very harmless to humans. 

Benefits of Botox 

There are several benefits of Botox. The Botox benefits for the faceinclude: 

  • Botox Is a Safe, Effective Treatment for Wrinkles 

The neurotoxins contained in Botox helps to temporarily relax the muscles in the regions where the injections occur. Botox is highly effective at smoothening out the wrinkles and creases in the forehead with that unique property. It can also benefit other areas, like the eyes, corners of the mouth, and chin. 

The use of Botox is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved, and the protein within Botox which creates this effect is onabotulinumtoxinA. The protein derives from the toxin that causes botulism, but they specially design it to relax the muscles. 

  • Treatments Are Non-invasive and Require Little Recovery Time

Deciding to go for a Botox procedure means you opt for a non-invasive treatment. It does not matter whether you get a single shot or many shots; it is an outpatient procedure. So, this means you can get your treatment and, on that same day, go about enjoying the rest of your day. 

Since there is no surgical action, recovery time is not needed. There is no need for a lot of preparation before undergoing Botox. All that is required is for the local anesthetic to be applied. Once the procedure occurs, you will see results in one to three days. 

  • Botox Can Help Treat Medical Conditions

Besides the several benefits Botox provides in cosmetic treatments, it can treat several medical conditions too. These include: 

  • Strabismus

  • Upper limb spasticity

  • Hyperhidrosis (severe armpit sweating) 

  • Migraines

  • Overactive bladder 

  • Cervical dystonia 

Woman getting a botox on forehead

Can Microneedling Get Rid of Stretch Marks? 

Some consider stretch marks as the honorable battle scars in our bodies. They can appear anywhere, at any time. Stretch marks are more likely to affect women than they are men. Mainly, this is because it can occur due to pregnancy. 

Stretch marks happen because of the tearing of the dermis. The rapid stretching of the skin resulting in stretch marks is often associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. It could also attribute to hormonal changes linked to puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, or hormone replacement therapy. 

Stretch marks often appear on the stomach, thighs, and arms. Although nothing is wrong with stretch marks, they can be an aesthetic distraction, reduce self-confidence with their visibility, and more.

An excellent way to get rid of stretch marks is microneedling. Microneedling (also called collagen induction therapy) is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a roller with multiple fine needles. The needles penetrate the skin, gradually inducing the formation of new collagen. It is an excellent procedure to help get rid of unwanted stretch marks. 

By undergoing a microneedling for stretch marks procedure, you will not have to conceal your blemishes or hide your stretch marks. The microneedling method uses a derma roller device to remove scars, wrinkles, large pores, and stretch marks. 

Although they often use the skin rejuvenation technique on the face, it can also affect other body areas. With its hundreds of tiny needles, the derma roller gently creates small punctures on the skin as it passes to and from the body. The holes quickly heal and results in a brighter complexion and smoother texture. 

Microneedling provides long-lasting results by promoting collagen and elastin growth and skin cell regeneration to enhance and improve the skin's overall appearance. Microneedling is used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and, as time goes by, it helps to make them disappear completely. 

Microneedling is perfect for producing tighter and improved skin texture. It helps produce increased collagen and elastin growth. Further, it helps reduce fine lines, acne scars, and wrinkles. It is minimally invasive and not at all painful. It also produces instant results and does not require any downtime.

Exceptional, Individualized Customer Care

Our commitment to quality customer service is paramount to your entire aesthetic experience at The Skin Agency. Everything about your initial visit has been carefully curated to provide you with some most advanced skincare treatments in the industry. With locations in Burbank and Glendale, our staff of highly-qualified nurses is experienced in the latest laser technology and injection procedures. You can expect each session to be educational, relaxing, and of the highest caliber because of our dedication to your personalized treatment plan.