Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

Can Botox Resolve Your Nervous Facial Twitching?


Having a nervous twitch is irritating for anyone. Whether it's an eyelid, cheek, or lips twitching, it's a common enough problem that happens to people when they're experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Dealing with facial twitching and spasms can be difficult, but if other methods of attempting to control it have failed, there's a good chance that Botox can help. Here's what you should know about facial twitching, the difficulty in controlling it, and how you can get help.

Why Nervous Twitching Happens

For some people, twitching in the face happens because of nerve damage. But for the vast majority of people, facial twitching is due to stress and anxiety building up.

When you're stressed, especially for a long period of time, your body produces an excess of adrenaline. This hormone helps to fuel your fight or flight response, keeps you alert, and is intended to be beneficial to you in times of duress. However, in excess amounts, or if your body produces too much for a long period of time, it can have a negative impact on your nerves. Nerve endings may end up sending abnormal electrical signals to the brain, which leads to your facial muscles moving when you don't intend them to.

Why It's Hard to Stop Once it Starts

If you've been dealing with this problem for a while, chances are people have already told you that reducing your stress level can help. However, it's not always easy, 

When you're stressed, someone telling you to calm down may just make matters worse. Stress can be difficult to manage, especially if you're in a position or job that makes it impossible to avoid on a regular basis. To make matters worse, many people feel self-conscious about their facial twitching, which can increase stress, which makes the twitching worse, looping back to the start.

How Botox Can Help

If you've tried other methods with no luck, Botox may be your best bet. This injected serum is designed to partially paralyze the muscles that it's injected into. It's semi-permanent, potentially lasting for months or even years depending on the procedure you have performed. You can reevaluate your situation when the Botox begins to wear off. By then, you may not need follow-up injections, so it's up to you whether you want to continue with the treatments or not.

Botox injections are also effective immediately, meaning that you can expect your symptoms to diminish or stop entirely the moment you leave the dermatologist's office.

Getting Botox can help to control this condition and prevent it from causing you even more stress. If you have questions or concerns, get in touch with a dermatologist or cosmetic specialist. They can provide more information regarding Botox procedures.


8 November 2021