The Surprising Ways Botox can Benefit Your Body (Clue: It’s Not Just for Wrinkles!)

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botox treatmentsThe advantages of using Botox (Botulinum Toxin) to smooth out lines and plump the skin are well known. Often associated with Hollywood celebrities, regular injections of Botox promise to turn back the years, creating a youthful, fresher appearance.

What’s less well known is Botox’s other distinct benefits. In fact, Botox is used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Here’s just a few of the more surprising ways Botox can help to heal your body.

The Secret Uses of Botox

  1. Migraines. As any sufferer will tell you, migraines are a miserable experience, and in severe cases, can bring life to a complete stand-still. A few years ago, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of Botox to treat those who suffered from crippling migraines for over 15 days of the month.

  1. Crossed-eyes. Amazingly, when Botox was first developed, it wasn’t created with the intention of rejuvenating the skin at all. Instead, Dr Alan Scott, an ophthalmologist, developed Botox back in the 1960s to help weaken the muscles between the eyes, thus helping to correct the symptoms of crossed eyes.

  1. Too much gum. Many people across the country suffer from excessive lip elevation, which results in a smile that reveals an excess of gum, or ‘gummy smile’ as it’s more commonly known. Botox van be used to relax the muscles surrounding the upper lip, creating a more balanced, toothy grin. This use is currently not FDA approved, and should only be carried out by a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon.

  1. Lifting breasts. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as the Botox ‘boob-job’! Rather than increasing the size of the breasts, Botox helps to lift them, creating a perkier effect. Again, this has yet to be officially approved by the FDA.

  1. Severe sweating. Botox has been FDA approved for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating for several years now. It helps to block the release of chemicals that over-stimulate the sweat glands. In addition to successfully treating underarm sweating, it can also be used on the feet and hands.

Further Uses of Botox

There are even more surprising advantages of using Botox, including rejuvenating the hair and treating neck spasms. To find out more, simply get in contact with us today, and ask how Botox can make a difference in your life!