Botox

The Spa at Mecca - Botox

When you visit the Spa at Mecca for your next Botox treatment, you’ll enjoy a relaxing service with noticeable results. As a prescription medicine, Botox is being used more and more often in cosmetic and spa procedures because of its ability to achieve noticeable, lasting results. As an added benefit, the procedure requires zero recovery time and no surgery.

Botox has become so popular in recent years that more than 6 million Botox procedures are performed each year. However, what is it exactly, and how is it administered?

What Is Botox?

Many people might be surprised to learn that Botox is actually a neurotoxin derived from the organism Clostridium botulinum. This toxin is used for medical and cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. How? Well, once administered, it paralyzes the muscles underneath the skin’s surface. The effect is a noticeable difference in the appearance of things like crow’s feet, frown lines, and other unsightly wrinkles.

How Botox Is Used

Currently, Botox, or botulinum toxin, is used to treat well over 20 medical conditions. In addition, even more applications are pending or under investigation. For example, it’s used as a treatment option for those suffering from migraines, excessive sweating, muscular disorders, and other medical conditions, including the following:

• Hemifacial spasm
• Blepharospasm
• Strabismus
• Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia
• Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis
• Overactive bladder
• Post-stroke upper limb spasticity
• Detrusor overactivity

Botox Upkeep

Once you make the decision to get Botox, it's important to remember that because it only temporarily paralyzes muscles, the injections will inevitably wear off. Because of this, many doctors who specialize in Botox injections recommend their patients get treated every 3-6 months.