For more than a decade, men and women all over the world have been using botox in a bid to stop time in its tracks. This age-reversing wonder is a hit in metropolitan areas located in Chicago, New York, Washington, Boston, and other US cities. Botox is not only being used by the middle-aged, but those in their 20’s are also getting in on it. But what’s the reason for the botox craze? Let’s find out.
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, and is a temporary fix for pre-existing facial wrinkles. It is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking the nerve impulses, thereby preventing the muscles from contracting. This causes lines and wrinkles to relax, giving the face a rejuvenated appearance.
Botox is very effective in smoothing out crow’s feet, as well as lines across the forehead, and frown and worry lines. In order to achieve the desired effect, i.e. reduced facial lines and wrinkles, a small amount of botox is injected under the skin. It is injected into those areas that need wrinkle reduction, using a tiny needle.
Who uses Botox?
Middle-aged patients in Chicago use botox as a corrective treatment for the wrinkles that they already have. In addition, botox prevents new lines from forming. Younger patients see botox as a preventative aging tool. They believe that by using botox at an early age, they will be able to delay the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox should always be administered with care by a medical professional. It is FDA approved not only for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, but also for severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis), plus chronic migraine.
There are no signs that the popularity of Botox injections is going to slow anytime soon, therefore many physicians in Chicago now include Botox treatment in their practices.