5 Uses for Cosmetic Botox Treatments Revealed

By on September 29, 2020
Botox treatments

BOTOX® is medication physicians have used for years for treating facial creases and wrinkles. However, it also has many other cosmetic and medical uses. Here, you’ll learn what Botox treatments are and some ways that it can be used.

Botox Treatment Defined

Botox is a medication that paralyzes or weakens the muscle. It can help decrease skin wrinkles in small doses and potentially treat certain medical conditions. It’s a protein consisting of Botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (the toxin that causes botulism).

Botox injections, as a cosmetic treatment, can decrease the appearance of skin wrinkling. The FDA has approved Botox as a treatment for a variety of health problems, including:

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  • Profuse sweating
  • Eyelid spasms
  • Migraines
  • Some bladder disorders

5 Uses of BOTOX Treatments

1) Prevention of Aging

For close to 20 years, Botox has been marketed as a treatment for visible aging signs on the skin. Preventative injections of Botox are said to prevent wrinkles. Preventative Botox begins prior to any fine lines or wrinkles appearing on your face. In the U.S., it’s performed most often as a cosmetic treatment.

2) Wrinkling/Wrinkles

Botox helps relax the muscles under the skin by blocking nerve responses responsible for telling your face to perform specific expressions. As your face makes the same expressions again and again, it causes wrinkles. Botox possibly prevents wrinkles because it limits these expressions.

Botox targets facial expression muscles. It blocks the muscles’ nerve signals. Since most wrinkles are due to repetitive muscle movement, Botox will help limit these expressions, thereby possibly preventing wrinkles.

3) Profuse Sweating

The medical term for profuse sweating is hyperhidrosis. It’s where you sweat abnormally, like sweating when it’s not hot. Individuals who suffer from hyperhidrosis frequently soak right through their clothes or they drip sweat. And, regular deodorants or antiperspirants don’t work very well with hyperhidrosis.

But, the new treatment option for individuals struggling with hyperhidrosis is Botox injections. The FDA has approved Botox for those who profusely sweat from their armpits. You may also use it “off-label” for reducing sweating in other spots like your:

  • Face
  • Hands
  • Feet

The term “off-label” means you use the drug for a purpose other than what it’s approved for. Rigorous testing hasn’t been conducted on Botox to confirm how effective it is for treating profuse sweating anywhere but under your armpits.

When you have Botox injections straight into the body area that often sweats, it essentially paralyzes your overactive nerves. And, because your nerves can no longer signal your sweat glands, it causes you to stop sweating. But Botox will only prevent sweating in the area you had it injected.

4) Crows Feet

Injections of Botox are a common crow’s feet outpatient procedure. Crow’s feet are fan-like facial wrinkles that form near your eyes in the outside corners.

One study in 2016 with 1,362 individuals who received Botox to treat their crow’s feet showed their results lasted for a minimum of four months.

Once the doctor numbs the skin around your eyes, they’ll begin the injection process. The doctor will inject fine needles directly around your crow’s feet. Because crow’s feet cover a smaller area of your face, your Botox treatment shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

5) Botox Brow Lift

As your face ages, your forehead area becomes an area of concern. Many people don’t realize how forehead appearance and treatment can impact your entire face. You don’t just lose volume and develop lines on your forehead, but your brows begin sagging (known as brow ptosis) and become furrowed. This wrinkled look of your forehead can give you an angry or scowling look. Botox can help treat this type of aging.

Botox is an effective and simple way of having a non-surgical brow lift performed. With a Botox brow lift, you can:

  • Eliminate forehead lines
  • Reduce the look of upper eyelid hooding
  • Raise sagging eyebrows

You require a small Botox injection above the lateral element of your eyebrows to provide a lift of droopy brows. Through these “baby Botox” injections into these areas of your forehead and glabella areas, your forehead will be lifted and you’ll appear more youthful and relaxed.

Your doctor will likely prefer the elegant and subtle non-surgical brow lift enhancement through the use of Botox.

It’s important you see a board-certified plastic surgeon for safety and for the best results of all these five reasons. Board-certified plastic surgeons have the skill and precision that other doctors don’t have. They’re more qualified for Botox injections. Plus, you can expect far better results coming from a professional that’s trained specifically for this type of procedure.

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5 Uses for Cosmetic Botox Treatments Revealed