Botox Improves More Than Just Wrinkles

 

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Botox treatments have already gained widespread popularity as a non-invasive way to reduce facial wrinkles. Not only does Botox temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, but recent research suggests that it also improves skin’s “pliability” and “elasticity” for up to four months. This is an important finding, because pliability (stretchiness) and elasticity (the ability to recoil) are two important characteristics of skin that tends to weaken as we age. However, research involving 43 women, who were observed over a four-month period, showed that Botox treatments appeared to reverse skin damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation for as long as the effects of the Botox lasted (four months). This finding may lead to improvements in future skin-enhancing procedures. According to the study mentioned above, once the muscle-relaxing and skin-enhancing effects of Botox wore off, skin pliability and elasticity returned to their previous levels.

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