Many people in their thirties turn to Botox for cosmetic reasons. he most common use of Botox remains wrinkle reduction. In fact, about 90 percent of Botox injections are used on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and to eliminate crow’s feet. However, about 10 percent of Botox injections are used for unexpected places on the body.
Those treatments might be surprising and are aimed at solving problems that you’ve probably never thought Botox a solution for. Specialists (and the FDA) are excited about the potential of botox to treat lots of issues like teeth grinding, headaches, acne, and even depression.
Let’s review the ways experts are using botox.
1. It fights excessive sweating
Doctors often use botox on the hands and feet for excessive sweating also known as hyperhidrosis. Patients who suffer from excessive sweating that interferes with their normal daily activities can easily solve this problem. Botox is also used to fight sweating in the scalp and forehead as well as in the perineal or buttocks.
2. It can reduce “bunny lines”
“Bunny lines” are the wrinkles on the sides of cheeks and on the nose. They often occur in people who crinkle their nose when laughing or smiling deeply. Fortunately, Botox can eliminate bunny lines. Although aging is the main cause of bunny lines, doctors are sure that these types of wrinkles can also occur due to the overuse of botox in certain facial muscles while other muscles become less mobile. It’s necessary to find a highly-qualified plastic surgeon who is well trained to use botox in a thoughtful way and considers your unique face shape and muscles.
3. It’s used to change the shape of the nose
Botox can be even be used to improve the shape of the nose without surgical intervention. Doctors often use botox on the columella the bridge of tissue that links the nasal tip to the nasal base to make the tip of the nose flip up.
4. It’s aimed to treat teeth grinding
Many people think that mouthguards are helpful, but in fact, they only protect your teeth. Unlike mouthguards, botox is used as a muscle relaxant which can reduce jaw tension and pain. It can fight headaches, teeth grinding, and lockjaw since it can relax the muscle that automatically creates that stress.
5. It’s used to sculpt the calf muscles
In fact, calf muscles can also be sculpted with Botox. This procedure is particularly popular among Koreans, as they have difficulty with growing muscles. Asians have lower testosterone levels than other nationalities. Testosterone is known as a hormone responsible for muscle building.
6. It can tighten the neck
The neck is the area that shows the first signs of aging. But Botox can eliminate those wrinkles when used in the bands of the neck. It smoothes and tightens the neck skin in a nonsurgical way. Amazing!
7. It’s able to smooth the chin
Specialists are using botox on the chin for “peau d’orange” wrinkles. This procedure is helpful for people with a ‘dimpled” chin. Botox is able to relax those muscles and thus can fight cleft chin.
8. It can prevent scar stretching
Botox injected around a scar can reduce its stretching as it heals. This is due to the fact that botox creates less tension on the scar from the muscles.
9. It can decrease “smoker’s lines”
“Smoker’s lines” also known as “Lipstick lines” is another sign of aging which can be worsened if you smoke. Botox can eliminate those “smoker’s lines,” and make your lips smoother and more youthful.
10. It’s used to balance a gummy smile
In fact, a tiny injection of Botox can help you get rid of a gummy smile by relaxing the lip for a more balanced grin. This treatment costs approximately $200-$300 and can last several months. But it’s worth it since the results are really amazing.
11. It can fight acne
Those who have too oily skin, often suffer from acne. Acne caused by this factor is often hard to treat. Luckily, you still can get rid of it with the help of botox. Tiny amounts of botox injected can help decrease oil production.
12. It’s used to treat headaches
Did you know that the FDA has approved Botox as a treatment option for people with chronic migraines? Yes, it’s true. Several studies have shown that it can significantly decrease the frequency of migraine attacks.
13. It can improve chronic skin conditions
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that has no cure. But since the flaky patches linked to psoriasis are caused by an overproduction of skin cells, correctly injected Botox can help to regulate this process.
14. It’s used in depression treatment
According to some studies, botox injected between the eyebrows can help ease depression. More than half of the participants in a 2014 study had improved symptoms after getting botox treatment.