A simple non-surgical procedure, Botox (Cosmetic Botulinum) is used here at enhanceskin to soften fine lines or wrinkles caused by facial expressions, stress and sun. Botox is a natural, purified protein that relaxes the facial muscles that cause problem wrinkles, creating a smooth, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
The effects of botulinum were first discovered by an ophthalmologist named Dr. Alan Scott who was looking for a cure for crossed eyes. He worked out that if he could just weaken the muscles that caused the crossing he would have a solution. A biochemist who’d been working with a purified strain of botulism, sent him some to try and it worked.
Botox has also been used to relax the muscles and reduce muscle spasms of children with cerebral palsy; a symptom of which is very tight muscles, which get even tighter as the child grows.
One of the questions we’re often asked is… “How safe is Botox?” We assure our clients that higher doses (than we would use cosmetically) would be used for both of the above treatments.
Here are three other little known uses for cosmetic botulinum.
- Migraines/Chronic Headaches
Whilst not something we offer at enhanceskin, Botox has been used as an effective treatment to combat migraines and severe headaches.
- Joint Pain Relief
Studies have shown that Botox can be an effective treatment for arthritis and joint pain, again this is not something we offer at enhanceskin, but it does demonstrate that Botox is no one-trick pony!
If you haven’t heard of it, hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive and/or uncontrollable sweating. The condition can manifest itself generally or locally, (when just specific parts of the body are affected, most commonly armpits, scalp, hands and feet). Too many people suffer in silence, but there’s no need because at enhanceskin we offer cosmetic botulinum (Botox) as an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, it stops the sympathetic nerves (which normally control sweating) from stimulating the sweat glands.
Contact us to find out more about how we administer cosmetic botulinum to help you combat hyperhydrosis or help you reverse visible signs of aging.