Botox Indication for Cosmetics
Although Botox has gained popularity for its cosmetic usage, it is also widely used to treat several medical conditions.
Botulinum toxins have been used to treat conditions that in some way involves involuntary muscular contraction. Within a few hours to a couple of days of injecting Botox, the muscular contractions are completely eliminated. By directly injecting the toxin into the targeted muscle group, the risk of it spreading to other areas of the body is reduced.
Frown Lines - The skin around the eyes does not stay smooth for long. The constant use of the Corrugator and Procerus muscles creates severe glabellar (frown or ‘furrows’) lines. Botox is used to treat these frown lines and to erase them.
Crow’s feet - when Botox is injected around the eyes, the muscles around the eyes cannot move for a period of time and the crow’s feet which are seen around the eyes temporarily disappear.
Laugh lines - Botox is often used for other areas of the face as well, like along the side of the mouth to erase ‘laugh lines’.
One has to remember that Botox is a drug and not a cosmetic and all will not benefit. It is therefore important to consult a doctor before going for the treatment.