Did you know the most common cosmetic complaint patients have is wrinkles? — Who can blame them? Aging is a natural life occurrence, but that doesn’t mean we want people to uncover our age.
BOTOX® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, which boasts over 6 million procedures each year. Approved by the FDA for wrinkle treatment in 2002 and more recently for crow’s feet, nothing smooths out facial lines faster than BOTOX®.
And yet, little do people know that BOTOX® offers many more benefits than simply reducing wrinkles on your face. Let’s look at the growing list of surprising uses for this injectable.
1. Have Smooth, Plump Lips
Lip injections and fillers are not the only way to mimic the coveted Angelina Jolie pout. Voluminous, youthful-looking lips are achievable with BOTOX®. Dermatologists and cosmetic doctors can inject a small amount of BOTOX® along your upper lip border to smooth wrinkles, which has the added benefit of making the lips look fuller.
2. Change Your Nose Shape
In a literal sense, some women think they’re a nose away from beautiful. Although there is no such thing as a “perfect nose,” few traditional and modern cultures like or accept a disproportionately large nose — wreaking havoc on the self-esteem of women who have them. Further, your nose can drop and become more hooked with age, often altering your appearance.
Botox comes to the rescue by eliminating your need for a surgical nose job. The injectable treatment does wonders by lifting the nose and taking years off your age in about ten minutes. A cosmetic doctor can inject Botox at the base of the nose in between the nostril, releasing the depressor muscle that drags the nose downward. As a result, your whole face will appear lifted and youthful.
3. Tighten and Enhance Your Jawline
If you want to re-contour your jawline, injecting Botox along the muscles of your jawbone can pull the skin up for a defined effect. BOTOX® injections can even slim down your face to achieve a more feminine, symmetrical look.
4. Lift and Elongate Your Neck
Did you think the miraculous effects of Botox stopped at lifting the nose and jawline? On the contrary, it can also correct sagging skin around your neck. A cosmetic doctor can inject tiny amounts of BOTOX®into the muscles above and below the lines around your neck. As they relax, the skin will look smoother. This technique is sometimes called the Nefertiti Necklift.
6. Control Chronic Migraines
The International Headache Society defines a chronic migraine as someone, whether man or woman, who has more than fifteen headache days per month over a period of three months (90 days). In some parts of the United Kingdom, BOTOX®injections are an NHS treatment option to help prevent or relieve a chronic migraine. A doctor only recommends BOTOX® if other treatments for a recurrent headache are ineffective, not well tolerated by a patient, or cause too many adverse effects on quality of life.
7. Reduce Oily Skin and Acne Formation
The human body produces natural oils that aid in keeping our skin soft and supple. However, when too much sebum is produced, it can cause severe acne flare-ups.
BOTOX® can control oil production and help reduce undesirable breakouts. Administering a specific and small amount of Botox can help reduce oil production without freezing your facial expressions. And although the treatment can suppress excess oil anywhere on the face, the most effective and common site is the forehead.
8. Stop Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Similar to how BOTOX® works on muscles, it intercepts the message from your nerves to reaching your sweat glands. If the gland fails to get the signal, then it cannot produce sweat.
Doctors use BOTOX® to treat hyperhidrosis, a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively. For many people, the FDA-approved treatment is a temporary yet life-changing solution for pathological sweating.
If you are looking for a permanent solution to sweaty and smelly underarms, miraDry® is a better option. The minimally invasive procedure eliminates sweat glands from the underarm region through microwave technology. The results are immediate with 80 percent of patients requiring only one treatment to rid the underarm of all eccrine and apocrine glands. At Guerra Plastic Surgery Center we are perform the most miraDry® treatments in Arizona.
Whether it’s erasing signs of aging, mimicking a surgical facelift, eliminating sweaty armpits, or putting an end to chronic migraines — BOTOX® injectable treatments may be the answer to one of your dilemmas.
Knowing the benefits of BOTOX® will help ease your fears and preconceived ideas about what the treatment is for, how it works, and how it helps.
Experience the Beautifying Effects of BOTOX®
Guerra Plastic Surgery Center is one of the principal providers of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ. If BOTOX® is something that piques your interest, contact us to learn more about how we can achieve your cosmetic goals. We look forward to meeting with you.