What is Botox and how does it work? Does it have any relevance to weight loss?
Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called Botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and to cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Botulinum toxin - Type A, or “Botox”, has become a popular cosmetic filler. The FDA approved the use of Botox in the 1980s, when it recognized its curative abilities. Botox treats the facial lines and wrinkles.It can also treat migraines, muscle spasm and excessive sweating.
Botox is widely used to remove facial lines, frown lines and forehead lines. This could be helpful after you’ve lost weight, because losing fat in the skin can allow previously-hidden wrinkles to show up.
But, can Botox be useful for losing weight in the first place?
Several research studies were done in recent years to find out if botox injections into the stomach muscles could help someone lose weight. The botox slowed the digestive process and caused the test subjects to eat less because they feel “full” longer. However, this did not lead to significant weight loss in humans.
In some cases, an intragastric injection of Botox-A can help to jump-start a person’s weight loss program, when used along with diet and lifestyle changes.
On the other hand, a more natural approach to curbing your appetite might work just as well. Cinnamon slows down the transfer of carbs from your stomach into the small intestine for being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Plus, it’s also important to note that the FDA has not approved using Botox-A for intragastric injections. This means such treatments are considered “off-label”, and are not covered by insurance plans.
Where botox treatment could really be helpful in relation to weight loss is AFTER you have lost weight. That’s because you’ve also lost fat… which is a good thing… but fat hides wrinkles in the face. So, when you’ve lost fat, more wrinkles start to show up.
You’ve worked hard to lose weight and stick to your weight maintenance plan, and you want to look your best. You’ve achieved a leaner, firmer, more youthful body, so why not consider completing your transformation with botox treatment for your face?
Botox is a safe, pain-free treatment thatcan be applied to the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, and lines around the neck. Botox injections can give you smoother, younger looking skin.
The most common treatment areas include:
Vertical lines between the eyes
Botox can give patients a beautiful, youthful face. Botox injections work with wrinkles that have yet to become permanent. For example, they treat frown lines or wrinkles over the forehead. The Botox relaxes the muscles that produce those wrinkles.
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Counseling ProgramsBotox is a minimally invasive and a hassle-free way to get rid of early signs of aging.
Botox is becoming more and more popular, thanks to its results. The patient is able to resume his or her normal activities within an hour afterinjections. The injections take about 7 days to reach full effectiveness, and significant improvements are visible for several months.