Who Knew Botox® Could Do This?
Botox is known for its incredible (some say magical) ability to makes wrinkles – those tell-tale signs of aging – disappear. But did you know that Botox can do so much more than smooth out lines and wrinkles. Here are eight hidden talents of Botox.
1] Botox can stop excessive sweating (and migraine headaches).
Botox is used to block “pain messages” from your nerves to your brain, which can help with migraines. Similarly, Botox can block “sweat messages” from your sweat glands to your brain, resulting in a shut-down of sweat production. This is why some doctors prescribe Botox to treat excessive sweating, which is medically-diagnosed as hyperhidrosis. Dermatologists can inject the problem area with Botox to stop the excessive sweating for six months. This FDA-approved treatment has been life-changing for some people.
2] Botox can jazz up your cleavage.
Exposure to sun and general aging can cause some women to develop lines between their breasts. If this bothers you, Botox can be injected there to smooth these lines out, giving your cleavage a makeover.
3] Botox can help with acne.
Small amounts of Botox can slow down oil production, which results in clearer skin. While dermatologists will suggest another treatment for acne before Botox, it does work, especially when injected into the forehead.
4] Botox can mimic rhinoplasty.
Did you know that your nose never stops growing? As you age, it can begin to appear more hooked and saggy, which affects the look of your entire face. Botox can be injected into the base of your nose, which will release the muscle that’s pulling your nose downward. The result is your whole face looking more “lifted up.” This procedure takes years off your appearance in days versus undergoing rhinoplasty surgery.
5] Botox can soften your jawline.
Do you grind your teeth at night? If so, you may be forcing your jawline to become wider over the years, which can give you a weighty, hard look. Botox can be injected into your jawline, however, shrinking the muscle and narrowing your jawline. Not only can this treatment last for up to a year—it can also “lift” your cheeks and help with the pain you might have from all that teeth grinding. And if the problem is the opposite and your jawline has become less defined, a little Botox along the muscles of the jawbone can help give a more defined shape to the area.
6] Botox can make your lips more youthful.
Want that plump lip look? A Botox specialist can inject little bits of Botox along your upper lip to make it roll up and out, resulting in a fuller look. This has a subtler appearance than collagen injections, which can be overwhelming to a face.
7] Botox can get rid of neck lines.
If you suffer from a “necklace of wrinkles,” Botox can help. Small amounts are injected at the area to smooth out the skin and give your neck a younger appearance.
8] Botox can give you a temporary facelift.
Every three months, you can use Botox to decrease forehead and eye wrinkles and define your jaw: instant facelift.
To learn more or schedule an appointment for your first or next Botox injection, contact us for a complimentary consultation.