We all know about the magical powers Botox uses to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, there were over 7.4 million Botox injections in 2020 alone! But what many don’t know is that Botox has tons of other beneficial uses as well, some of which are rather surprising. Keep reading to learn more….
Traditionally, Botox is used to prevent the nerves from telling your facial muscles to move and contract, thus significantly reducing the appearance of crow’s feet and other fine lines and wrinkles. In other words, Botox weakens the muscles so that you are unable to make certain expressions that can result in wrinkles. This traditional use of Botox is also used to smooth other areas where fine lines are present such as the neck and chest.
It gets even better. Botox can also be used to prevent those fine lines from occurring in the first place! Because Botox prevents muscles from moving, the skin is no longer exposed to the repeated muscle movements that can lead to wrinkles.
Alternative Benefits of Botox
Treats Excessive Sweating
Individuals with hyperhidrosis – the clinical term for excessive sweating – sweat when they’re not even hot and experience abnormal amounts of sweat that go right through their clothes! Clearly, antiperspirant products won’t cut it in this scenario. Enter Botox injections, an FDA-approved treatment for excessive underarm sweating as well as in the hands, feet, scalp, or face.
Reduces Migraine Pain
Twenty-five percent of all households in the United States have a family member who suffers from chronic migraines, most of which are debilitating. The good news? Botox is a proven (and FDA-approved) treatment to relieve pain caused by migraines. In fact, studies show that Botox can cut down the frequency of chronic migraines by seventy-five percent!
Over 50 million Americans suffer from acne, making it one of the most common skin conditions in both adolescents and adults. Botox injections help to lower oil production in problem areas and reduce the size of pores – both of which lead to fewer pimples and smoother skin. Pair Botox with a chemical peel, and you get even more bang for your buck!
For individuals who have scars as a result of acne, plastic or reconstructive surgery, or a severe wound, Botox is a viable treatment option. Movement from skin and muscles contributes to scarring, and since Botox temporarily weakens muscles and limits contractions, it is a proven method to prevent and treat scars.
Slims Calf Muscles
Large calves can be a result of exercise, playing sports, wearing high heels, or good ol’ fashioned genetics. Botox injections target the gastrocnemius muscle (the muscle that gives the calf its definition) and paralyze certain nerves to prevent this muscle from contracting fully, thus reducing the size of the calves.
Provides a Double Chin Tuck
No matter, how young or thin, anyone can have a double chin. Fortunately, Botox has been widely used as a “double chin tuck.” When injected into the problem areas of the neck and chin, Botox lifts and narrows the lower face, thus providing a more youthful and contoured appearance.
Botox Treatments at Skin NV
At Skin NV, we have four National Injectable Trainers on staff who use cutting-edge methods to provide optimal results for each patient. To learn more about our Tampa Botox services or to schedule an appointment, please call our South Tampa med spa at (813) 839-4141.