Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around, and it’s no surprise given the extremely effective and pleasing results it can offer. Botox's most popular application is to smooth unwanted facial lines associated with aging, and works extremely effectively to diminish the appearance of wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles underneath the skin. But did you know that there are plenty of other uses for botox? We’ve rounded up the three surprising ways botox can be used to treat patients for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic needs:
Lip Flip for Fuller Lips
Interested in lip filler but unsure if it’s right for you? This is where botox comes in! Botox can be used to shape the lips to create a fuller pout. Botox is injected into the muscles surrounding the mouth, relaxing them so the lips are able to flip outward. The Lip Flip is the perfect alternative for patients who want a subtly enhanced upper lip shape without turning to fillers.
Teeth Grinding and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
Do you find yourself grinding your teeth while you sleep or when you are feeling stressed out? Or maybe, you have an irritating pain or discomfort along your jawline that’s associated with jaw popping. Whether you have Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) or grind your teeth at night - botox can help lessen the aching associated with these conditions. When injected in the areas where tension lies (temporalis, frontalis and masseter) botox relaxes the muscles, thus helping to relieve the face of aggravating tension and pain.
Over Excessive Sweating
Is antiperspirant unable to keep you dry regardless of the weather conditions? Botox has you covered! Injecting botox into the affected areas helps treat excessive sweating. When injected, it helps to block a neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands and essentially paralyzes them. When your nerves can’t signal to your sweat glands, you don’t sweat! Common areas can include upper lip sweating, underarms, and even hands and feet!
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