Don’t Be Afraid of Botox
Did you know that if we made a symmetrical person out of half of a human face and another symmetrical person from the other half, we would get two completely different people?
The first photo is a man with his original face. The second photo is the reflection of the right side of his face and the third photo a reflection of the left side of his face. Source: Petapixel
Why are our faces asymmetrical?
Changes in our faces start forming in infancy, when children’s heads are particularly susceptible to deformations. The main cause of these types of deformations is if the sleeper’s positions are not changed frequently. It is, therefore, of utmost importance to teach children to sleep in varying positions from an early age, to support the symmetry of their heads and bodies. Flat occiputs tend to form on people who rest mostly on their backs, and an asymmetrical face results from sleeping on only one side.
The face also changes as a result of trauma. This includes a bent nose or columella, asymmetric mimics caused by the disorder of transmission between nerves and muscles and deformations of the jaw caused by orthodontic malformations. Our appearances are also affected by environmental circumstances and genes, which can cause premature aging and the loosening of soft tissue
Today, we would like to offer a solution to problems caused by genetics and trauma, or which have developed during infancy. One effective possibility is the use of botulinum toxin, or ‘Botox’, injections.
Botulinum toxin helps to balance the differences in a face, such as by lowering a raised eyebrow. In addition, Botox helps to cure unintentional blinks, migraines, sweating, unnatural positions of the head and neck and even misaligned eyes.
Botox is probably one of the most misunderstood beauty procedures. The media portrays Botox as a substance used to get plump lips or doll-like cheeks. This is a common misrepresentation of the chemical.
First, botulinum toxin is such a strong substance that it can only be used in small amounts. One gram of botulinum toxin could kill 5.5 million people. You can guess how incredibly small the portions of Botox used in medical and beauty procedures are. These amounts are so minor that it is impossible to visually see the treated area swell or become plump.
Second, botulinum toxin is injected straight into the muscle with the aim to suppress its movement. If Botox were injected into lips, it would become difficult to hold liquids in the mouth. It would also be nearly impossible to pronounce the letter ‘u’.
Botox, therefore, is excellent to relax muscles where it is needed; e.g. in the case of mimics, unintentional movements and differences in the face. Don’t be afraid of Botox – this substance has many positive sides.
Attention! This is a healthcare service. Christinas Clinic is licensed by the Health Board, permit L04361 (CBF Medical OÜ). The operations and procedures are performed by healthcare professionals.