How Botox Injections Work and Why You Should Consider Getting Them

Botox LogoFrom the early 2000s to present day, Botox injection are the most popular option for reducing and softening the wrinkles associated with age. However, what many people don’t know is that Botox treatments can also be used for several other medical issues.

Since the injection of Botox stop signals from being sent by your nerves to the muscles, this relaxes the targeted area for treatment. While this procedure is primarily advertised and viewed as a cosmetic treatment, it also relieves hyperhidrosis- a condition which induces extreme excessive perspiration- arthritis, and symptoms of an enlarged prostate for several months at a time. However, before you get a Botox injection, it is best to speak with your doctor because Botox currently is known to negatively interact with a wide range of medications- 368 medications, specifically.

You should consider Botox injections if you…

  • Want to shape and contour your face
  • Want to eliminate crow’s feet, forehead furrows, bags under the eyes, and frown lines
  • Have unsightly neck creases
  • Have a smile that shows too much gum, and you want to fix it
  • Want to elevate the outer margins of your eyebrows
  • Seek relief from arthritis, migraines, or an enlarged prostate
  • Need to shrink the muscles in your face that control the clenching of the teeth

Botox treatments have several uses that aren’t just meant for cosmetic purposes. We all want to look good, but what’s important is to feel good in your skin.

I Have A Brown Mole That Is Bigger Than A Pencil, Should I Have It Removed?

Moles that are benign are very common and it is very rare that one of them would turn into malignant melanoma or skin cancer. Your dermatologist or primary physician will determine if it needs to be removed and will base it on appearance, size and if it has changed color or size. If there is a concern that a mole has the possibility of malignant melanoma, it will be removed and your doctor will order a biopsy on it. This will determine if it is cancerous or not. Most times moles are removed when it is a nuisance or causing anxiety. Moles are removed by using a local anesthetic and may require a few stitches.

It is important to always have moles checked if you notice a change in shape, diameter, thickness, or color variation. If your mole is exhibiting soreness, bleeding or itchiness you want to visit a doctor right away. Size does matter. Smaller moles with a diameter less than 7mm or the size of a pencil eraser will carry a much lower risk. If a mole is detected with malignant melanoma once removed, it is recommended to make a wider excision around the original biopsy.