Botox is best known for its ability to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It works by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, helping to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is usually injected into the muscles of the face, and can provide some of the same results as much more invasive plastic surgery. But there are many other uses for Botox treatments. Here are a few surprising benefits of Botox.
Lift Those Brows
As we age, our eyebrows begin to lose their arch, and sagging skin below the brow can make our brows look dull and droopy. Botox injections can help lift your brow without the need for surgery. It’s minimally invasive, and works on the muscles both above and below the brow. So your brows will be lifted, bringing a more youthful appearance, while still allowing you to show expression.
Reduce the Pain
Botox has been shown to be highly effective in reducing the severity and duration of migraines, and has now been approved by the FDA for the treatment & prevention of chronic migraines. It works by either blocking the pain receptors or keeping the muscles from contracting, both of which help diminish the effects of a migraine.
Don’t Sweat It
Botox has been shown to relieve hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating. Botox treatments to the sweat glands help diminish the rate of sweating, and the results can last for months at a time. It works by helping to shut down the messages from the nerves to the sweat glands, meaning that you sweat less. Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis can be effective for up to 6 months.
Of course, the most popular use of Botox is still to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, helping you look younger after even one treatment. Give us a call to discuss what Botox can do for you.