Most people are familiar with Botox and its typical uses for cosmetic procedures, but Botox isn’t just used for cosmetic fixes. In fact, there are numerous benefits that Botox offers that you may not even think of.
In some cases, Orlando Botox specialists may prescribe Botox to help alleviate certain conditions or symptoms. In other cases, Botox may be recommended for a cosmetic procedure that you wouldn’t otherwise think Botox could fix. Here’s a look at some unknown benefits of Botox that most people don’t realize:
Soften Jawline and Chin
With age, your jawline may start to take on a square shape. While contouring can certainly help make your jawline look smoother and slimmer, it can only do so much. Botox, however, can be injected into your cheeks to soften your jawline and make it appear slimmer without the use of makeup.
Although not a real, surgical nose job, Botox can be used to imitate a nose job for those whose noses may be sagging with age. Botox lifts your nose and creates a mock nose job for much less than a surgical procedure.
Whether you’re considering an actual nose job and want to see how it could turn out, or you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, a Botox nose job is a good solution.
Prevent a Gummy Smile
Sometimes, smiling may result in your upper lip thinning or looking like it disappeared. As a result, your smile looks gummy. For many people who have “gummy smiles”, this can be discouraging. Surprisingly, Botox can provide a quick fix to this.
When injected into the upper lip, Botox will help prevent your upper lip from appearing to disappear and eliminate your “gummy smile” more than makeup and lip contouring ever could.
For those who suffer from regular and persistent migraines, Botox may just be the perfect solution. Of course, it won’t eliminate migraines, but it can help alleviate the pain that comes with them as well as reduce light sensitivity and nausea symptoms. With routine injections, Botox can also help reduce the frequency at which the migraines appear.
Botox is used for some muscle spasm conditions or conditions where muscles may be strained. For those with cervical dystopia (neck spasms), Botox injections can help treat the condition and neck pain. Eye muscle spasms can also be treated with Botox.
Those who suffer from Bell’s palsy or cerebral palsy can also benefit from Botox injections. Botox will help relax muscles and provide relief from pain and muscle twitching or spasming.
Hyperhidrosis affects many people and can be frustrating to live with, but Botox can help reduce sweating. Injections in the underarms, hands, and feet are the most common to help with sweating and hyperhidrosis symptoms, getting you back to everyday life quickly.
Correct Bladder Issues
Surprisingly, Botox can help reduce the frequency and intensity of bladder leaks for those who suffer from an overactive bladder. With routine Botox injections, people with an overactive bladder no longer have to worry about embarrassing and uncomfortable bladder issues throughout the day and can get back to their normal life.
Using a small amount of Botox, the size of your pores can be reduced to help prevent acne breakouts. This can also reduce the oil production of the area. When used in combination with facial treatments, Botox can be one of the most effective methods for reducing acne quickly and effectively.
When your eyes are poorly aligned, your sight is affected. Most people will naturally start to squint in an attempt to see better, but this adds unnecessary stress to your eye muscles. Botox can help temporarily resolve the issue by freezing certain muscles.
Botox is used for more than just face lifts and lip injections. It has a variety of different uses and benefits that many people don’t even know about. If you suffer from one of the conditions above or you’re interested in a certain cosmetic procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Brittany Lane White, a board-certified family nurse practitioner from Lakeland, Florida, holds a nursing degree from Florida State University. With six years of experience in medical and trauma/surgical ICU in Tampa, she pursued a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Tampa. Her passion for aesthetic medicine grew during her master’s training. In Los Angeles, she completed clinical and injection specialist training at a top 25 Allergan account. Brittany focuses on a natural approach to facial aesthetics, emphasizing confidence and refreshment, not an artificial appearance. Beyond work, she enjoys spinning, travel, reading, and beach weekends with her husband, Brian, and two children, Georgina (Georgie) and Westley.