What Are the Many Uses of Botox?

When you hear the word “Botox”, what immediately comes to mind?

If you’re like 99% of people, you probably imagine an injection that’s designed to help smooth away the toughest forehead lines and wrinkles.  You’d be right – Botox is still one of the most popular anti-aging treatments available on the market today.  Botox contains botulinum toxin A, a type of neurotoxin that “paralyzes” muscles at the injection site.  This effect helps relax the skin above the muscles, creating a smooth and younger-looking appearance.

As it turns out, that’s not all Botox can do.

Botox: A Surprisingly Diverse Treatment

If you’ve ever had painful migraines or embarrassingly excessive sweating, then it’s time to think outside the Botox box.  While Botox was originally developed for the treatment of forehead lines and wrinkles, researchers have uncovered more than a few surprising side effects…

Many of which can solve some pretty debilitating problems.

Let’s take a look at some of the many uses for Botox:

  • Excessive Sweating: If you sweat through prescription deodorant, Botox could help you put an end to an embarrassing problem.  During clinical trials, researchers noted that patients with sweating problems reported experiencing a lapse in their symptoms.  As it turns out, botulinum toxin helps turn off the signals that hyperactive sweat glands are sending to your body.  Botox for excessive sweating can be used on the armpits, hands, and even feet.  Results can last for up to six months.
  • Migraines:  In addition to discovering its sweat-reducing powers, researchers also noted that patients with migraines reported fewer episodes during clinical trials.  After many more trials, Botox was eventually approved by the FDA for the treatment of migraines.  If you suffer from severe headaches and migraines, your health insurance may pay for Botox treatments.

As you can see, Botox isn’t just effective at reducing forehead wrinkles; it can also tackle potentially debilitating health issues.

Contact Awaken Aesthetics Today

If you’re interested in learning more about Botox treatments, schedule a consultation with board certified surgeons specializing in cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face and body at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA today.

Awaken Aesthetics is a plastic surgery practice and medical spa that serves the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Call 310-791-2233 for more information.

By |October 13th, 2015|
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