5 Surprising Uses of Botox!
We all know of Botox even if we’ve never gotten it! (You probably even know someone who has it). Botox is the medicine of 1000 uses, let’s take a look at 5 that you may not have known about!
1 Over sweating
Botox numbs the muscles where it is injected- this prevents these muscles from moving as much and creating wrinkles. By injecting it into our sweat glands we can stop the glands from working! This works on under arms, the hairline and and even the hands! If you suffer from excessive sweat – particularly during summer – then hyperhidrosis sweat treatment may be your answer!
Neurologists currently use large amounts of Botox to treat migraine by injecting around the head as well as the back of the neck. However those who receive regular Botox treatments for frown and worry lines report that the get less tension headaches! Though Botox is not actually used for headaches this seems to be a wonderful bonus! Many of us tense our faces and squint our eyes during the day particularly looking at a screen. As Botox stops us from tensing these muscles we are less likely to get headaches!
3 Orange Peel Chin
Do you have tiny dimples in your chin? This is probably from overuse of your chin muscles by clenching your jaw or teeth. Just a small amount of botox here can give stunning results just like this picture!
4 Gummy Smile
You should always be confident with your smile! For some of us however our smile can be the source of our self doubt. There are many reasons for a gummy smile – typically a small upper lip and strong upper face muscles that pull our lip back up showing our gums. If the cause of our gummy smile is strong lip muscles Botox can be used to lessen the strength of these muscles and stop them from lifting your lip so high. Lip Filler can also be used to increase the volume of the top lip and stop the top lip from disappearing.
5 Teeth Grinding
Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching – (Typically in our sleep). We may grind our teeth due to stress, anxiety or even an abnormal bite. Bruxism has many debilitating side effects;
- Tooth pain and damaged teeth
- Tired or tight jaw muscles, or a locked jaw that won’t open or close completely
- Jaw, neck or face pain or soreness
- Pain that feels like an earache
- Dull headache starting in the temples
- Interrupted sleep
By using Botox in the jaw muscles we can stop severe clenching and tooth grinding. This treatments last a few months like any Botox treatment and can re done as needed. Bruxism treatment can also be used to narrow the jawline on many people!
Botox is continuously being tested and trialed for new uses! Have you heard of anything else that Botox can do?! Are you interested in any Botox treatment? Book in now for your consultation!