Botox won its way into our hearts as an aesthetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in the face, especially in the forehead and between the eyes. It is the magical syringe that brings a brightness and ease to the facial features while allowing us to turn back the clock on some of the facial lines that may have snuck up in no time at all.
However, Botox is a great treatment for conditions beyond shallow wrinkles! There are so many other benefits to the popular injectable; it is now being used medically as well as aesthetically to treat common conditions for men and women.
Different Uses for Botox
Botox serves effectively as a relaxant for tense muscles, for example those in the face causing the “11” between your eyes. However, the formula works for relaxing muscles in other parts of the body as well. The latest, most popular alternative uses for Botox include:
• Migraine Treatment: Just as Botox can relax muscles causing tension in the face, it can do the same to tension on a deeper level. The nerves causing migraines are located in the temples. By injecting Botox into the temples, migraines are essentially halted or frozen for several months, allowing the patient the opportunity to live migraine-free without overuse of over the counter or harmful prescription medication.
• Excessive Sweating: Botox can also be used to relax the sweat glands in overactive regions, such as the underarms, palms or scalp. You now have the chance to relieve yourself of embarrassing summer sweat and make your hair’s blowout last an extra day or two without being ruined by perspiration.
• Improvement of “Gummy Smile”: Many patients complain of a smile that features too much gum compared to the amount of tooth visible, known as a “gummy smile.” This condition can now be relieved using Botox, as the injection can be used to relax the upper lip and keep it from curling up too far and exposing excess gum. This procedure is not permanent, but can be effective.
Facial and Aesthetic Treatments
Of course, aesthetic uses for Botox are still far more popular than the listed medical treatments. This injectable is so effective and affordable in its cosmetic benefits, it is hard to deny that it is one of our favorite products. Its versatility and the ability to use Botox now in so many therapeutic ways makes it one of the best treatments that any clinic can provide.
By using Botox to relieve facial tension causing fine lines, you not only avoid signs of aging, you allow yourself to look calm, at ease and approachable rather than containing a resting face that looks sad, tired or old.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are interested in learning more about how Botox can help relieve some of your symptoms, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Schneider. He is a renowned surgeon in St. Paul, Minnesota who truly cares about each patient. Even in injectable consultations, you will have his undivided attention and receive only the best care. Call Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment: 651-493-8501.