What are some of the most popular words associated with “wrinkles?” Most likely you would hear wisdom, aging, skincare and Botox. While Botox does work wonders on fine lines and wrinkles associated with facial expressions, there are many other cosmetic and medical conditions it can be used for.
Botox is a neuromodulator that is commonly used in cosmetic medicine to temporarily weaken targeted muscles to reduce signs of aging. By expertly placing this organic neurotoxin, the muscles causing the wrinkles are not able to receive the signal to “fire” and therefore are not able to contract.
With this in mind, here are five benefits of Botox that may not be as obvious.
Stops excessive sweating
Excessive sweating can really put a damper on anyone’s day. But, we have some good news! Botox can be used to treat localized excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Botox temporarily blocks the release of the sweat-causing neurotransmitter (acetylcholine). When injected into the underarms or hands, the sweating in that area is significantly reduced.
Helps with neck pain and chronic migraine disorders
Botox can reduce pain associated with cervical dystonia, a painful condition in which your neck muscles contract involuntarily. As well, Botox has recently been approved for the treatment of chronic migraine disorders. Studies have shown that Botox can reduce the frequency and intensity of pain associated with migraines.
Some individuals naturally have a lower sitting brow. This can, at times, create an appearance of looking angry or unhappy, even if that's not the case!
Botox is often used to relax the muscles around the eyebrows, which allows the forehead to raise the brows. The careful and artistic placement of these injection points utilize your own facial-muscle physiology to facilitate eyebrow lifting and shaping. This creates more space between the brow and the upper eyelid creating a beautifully shaped brow.
Stops eye twitching
The dreaded eye twitch… Some individuals get this annoying twinge randomly while others deal with this daily. Botox can be used to relax the muscles around the eyes which can stop squinting that can cause the muscles around the eyes to spasm.
Back to the discussion of wrinkles. Wrinkles are caused by repeated creasing in the skin, when you frown or furrow your eyes. This pattern of contraction leads to the formation of the vertical lines referred to as the “angry elevens.” By treating the frown, you reduce the overall amount of muscle contraction and creasing and can therefore prevent the “elevens” from forming.
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The medical information in this article is merely provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.