You can use Botox for a number of different reasons. Keep reading and find out 10 uses for Botox other than getting rid of wrinkles.
- Help Deal With Acne
If you use Botox, this can slow down the production of oil in your face. This reduction in oil production helps limit the number of acne breakouts that you have. Botox is not suitable to completely treat acne since you would have to use Botox doses that are too large and would make it impossible for you to contract your facial muscles. Instead, we can inject very small amounts of Botox on a superficial level. These kinds of injections decrease the amount of oil production in your face.
Any patient dealing with excessive acne could use Botox as a treatment method. However, patients would most likely have some other treatment first, like either birth control pills or spironolactone.
It is technically possible to use Botox to reduce oil production anywhere on your face. Although, using Botox in many areas of your face isn’t advisable because it could significantly reduce your ability to move your face muscles. The forehead is one of the most common areas if you are using Botox to reduce oil production. This is likely due to the fact that you can use Botox to effectively limit oil production in your forehead.
- Receive a Temporary Face Lift
Another one of the uses for Botox is to give yourself a temporary facelift. Patients can get Botox to make their jaws look like they want. They can also use a temporary Botox face lift to raise the tip of the nose in order to give their face the desired appearance. Botox can, of course, get rid of wrinkles around both the forehead and eyes as well.
- Imitate a Nose Job
As previously mentioned, you can use Botox to raise the tip of your nose. When you get to be about 40 years old, your nose may start to slump somewhat. Additionally, you might see that your nose becomes more prominent around this same time. Both of these things together can cause your face to look more flabby. Thankfully, Botox can assist you by raising your nose and removing years of wear and tear from your face in only roughly ten minutes or so.
If you are getting Botox to imitate a nose job, your doctor will inject Botox at the base of your nose, specifically between each one of your nostrils. This can help you by relaxing the depressor muscle, which is the muscle that drags your nose downward. Thanks to this kind of Botox face lift, your face will look more lifted and less droopy.
- Relax Your Chin and Jawline
If you grind your teeth, this can cause your jawline to widen over a period of time. You can get a dermatologist to inject Botox into the affected area. This decreases the amount of muscle in the area and reduces your jawline as well. The results you get from this kind of Botox treatment can last for up to one year. The results can benefit you in other ways, too, like lifting up your cheeks and alleviating any soreness and pain you may feel from grinding your teeth.
- Stiffen Your Jowls
It is common for your jawline to start to lose its definition. If this happens, you can get a small amount of Botox along your jawbone muscles. This Botox treatment will lift up your skin and make it look more defined.
- Raise Your Lips
If you want plumper lips, you can ask your dermatologist to inject tiny amounts of Botox on the border of your upper lip. This first rolls up your top lip out and up somewhat so it looks plumper. One benefit of this use of Botox is that it is more understated than getting a collagen injection. Using Botox like this is cheaper because your lips don’t need as much Botox for good results.
- Refine Your Neck
You can get rid of horizontal wrinkles by getting a Botox necklace. A Botox necklace means that we will inject small amounts of Botox into the muscles both below and above the wrinkles. We inject these amounts around your entire neck. Once the muscles in these areas relax, your skin will look smoother than it did previously. As you age, your neck muscles may start getting bigger and protrude more, and this can cause you to have cords that are both thick and tight.
Your face is superficial, and your neck muscles connect to each other. This means that your neck muscles can pull the rest of your face forward. Botox deals with this problem by relaxing your neck muscles and easing wrinkles. Botox also eliminates those thick cords in addition to lifting up your face. In other words, this amounts to a Botox face lift that does not involve surgery.
- Revitalize Your Neck Lines
Age can cause lines to appear in between your breasts, though this does not happen to all women. Sun exposure can contribute to this, as well. To flatten out these lines, you can ask your doctor to inject Botox into your pectoral muscles.
- Get Rid of Migraines
It’s not really understood how Botox helps with migraines. The proposed theory is that Botox prevents the pain signals from reaching your brain and desensitizes your head muscles, so they don’t feel as much pain. To treat a migraine, a Botox specialist injects Botox into your scalp, forehead, and temples.
Using this form of treatment may have some drawbacks. One potential drawback to using Botox to treat migraines is that you might get bad cosmetic results. Specifically, some patients may end up with negative cosmetic results like drooping brows and frozen foreheads.
- Reduce Excessive Sweating
Botox blocks your nerves from getting messages through to your sweat glands, similar to Botox’s effect on muscles. Because the gland doesn’t get the signal, it doesn’t produce sweat. Our Botox specialist in Boca Raton can treat a medical diagnosis of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis via injecting the affected area with Botox. Two common Botox areas where excessive sweating may occur are your palms and your underarms.
The FDA has approved this usage of Botox. It can benefit some patients quite significantly. For patients that have attempted to treat their excessive sweating by using prescription-strength antiperspirants and failed to see noticeable results, this sort of Botox treatment can prove useful. If you are someone who doesn’t want to deal with the embarrassment caused by excessive sweating, you might want to consider this type of Botox, too.
Now, we would love to hear from you. What other use of Botox is most appealing to you? Comment below and begin the discussion. If you’re interested in getting a Botox injection, check out Dental and Facial Aesthetics of South Florida and schedule an appointment today.