In recent years, the likes of Friends star Jennifer Aniston, supermodel Cindy Crawford and evergreen entertainer Lulu have brought up the procedure in interviews. Then there's the Minogue sisters - Dannii and Kylie may have taken very different career trajectories in the music world over the past two decades, but the one thing they clearly share is a love of Botox.
Few would argue that having the treatment has helped these truly beautiful women to dazzle the world in films, TV shows and music videos. However, these days Botox is more than just a celebrity fad that's used to simply fill in wrinkles and wind the clock back. In fact, it's being used by all sorts of different people from various sections of society. Once considered the preserve of the rich and famous, thousands of ordinary people are having the non-surgical injections every year, for a whole range of reasons.
The most common reason for having the treatment remains the benefits to the eyes and the lines and wrinkles around them. One of Botox's big benefits is that it weakens the muscles in the face which are responsible for squinting and crinkling, which creates the nasty crow's feet effect. The beauty of Botox injections is that they only affect muscle nerves, meaning that patients do not lose the feeling or sensation in the treated area.
Another common reason for having Botox is to fill brow lines, caused by smiling, laughing and frowning. For this reason, having this simple procedure in this area can dramatically alter the way a person looks, changing the face from giving the appearance of anger and sadness to a much softer look. The forehead is another area which is commonly treated with Botox. People who have the injections here can expect to look less haggard and enjoy smoother and more radiant skin.
However, there are a growing number of alternative uses for Botox - some of which have more of a medical slant than anything to do with cosmetic surgery. People who often suffer from migraines and severe headaches are increasingly turning to Botox to relieve tension and pain in their temples. Meanwhile, the embarrassing condition of excessive sweating can also be treated using the procedure, which requires having injections in the armpit area. There's also developments of the procedure which target back pain and jaw tension - and there's other new treatments being brought out all the time.
Recent media reports have even suggested that a topical gel solution which requires no injection has made it to phase two of clinical trials - meaning that the day when having Botox is considered just as normal as using anti-ageing moisturiser looks to be rapidly approaching. Whether you're one of the world's most famous stars or a normal everyday woman, that's got to be a cause for celebration.
(Guest Post by Isabella)
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