5 Most Common Uses of Botox
Most people associate Botox with being the magical way to get rid of wrinkles. Though this is true, there are so many more uses for Botox that can also help change the way you look and feel. Botox has become a popular and even normal cosmetic procedure with the main goal of enhancing the way you look, by removing signs of aging. Botox injections are still the most common form of this procedure for locations such as the brow, crow’s feet, and lips.
The following article will explore the other uses of botox that affect how you look but are mostly focused on how you feel and other health benefits.
1. Stop Migraines
Studies have repeatedly shown that Botox significantly decreases the frequency and severity of headaches in patients that receive regular treatment. This procedure can be used to both prevent and reduce migraines. Botox injections are placed in the areas of the head and neck that are pressure points that trigger headaches and/or migraines. It has also been reported that those who receive Botox for wrinkle reduction noticed fewer headaches as a beneficial side effect.
2. Reduce Excessive Sweating
The Botox treatment for reducing excessive sweating is recently becoming an increasingly popular treatment. This treatment is largely recommended for those who suffer from hyperhidrosis, which is uncontrollable sweating that is not related to exercise or temperature. Though it is also used for those who are not comfortable with the amount they sweat during exercise or high temperatures.
Botox is used to prevent the nerves from sending messages to the sweat glands, which then stops the sweating from occurring. This can be used to treat any area of the body that experiences excessive sweating.
3. Manage Acne
The most well-known forms of treating acne include prescription medication or laser treatment. However, Botox injections can replace the need for these treatments by slowing the production of oil in the skin. High oil production on the skin is a large contributing factor to acne as it clogs the pores of the skin. Botox injections can reduce oil production when placed superficially under the skin.
4. Calm an Overactive Bladder
After childbirth, or while aging, many experience the symptoms of an overactive bladder which can change the quality of life. Botox injections are used to tighten the muscles in the bladder which will reduce or stop leaks throughout the day. Another benefit is the reduction of pain that occurs while trying to hold in urine when a bathroom is not immediately available. These results are known to last about six months per treatment.
5. Reduce Sun Damage
Sun exposure is not only harmful to your skin but can also dramatically increase signs of aging. Botox is used to reverse as much sun damage possible while creating a more youthful appearance. Botox injections increase the production of collagen, which helps reverse the sun damage and creates healthy, new skin cells. By reducing the number of wrinkles caused by the sun, you are creating a more youthful appearance through smooth and healthy skin.
Botox is an incredible medicine that can help millions of people look and feel better. The cosmetic use of Botox is still the most popular procedure as there are so many ways botox can be used to change or enhance the physical appearance. Some of the lesser known treatments include using botox as a lip filler, smoothing the horizontal wrinkles on your neck caused by aging, tighten or soften your jawline, and mimic a facelift with the right amount of injections.
Botox is a great tool that can benefit you both health-wise and cosmetically.