uses for Botox

Think Botox is just for creases and lines? You’re missing out on the many possibilities this versatile treatment can provide. Although Botox is definitely a favorite line and creases treatment here at Living Well Skin, it has many other uses, too. Call today and learn more about Botox!

Botox as a Wrinkle Treatment

When it comes to creases and lines caused by squinting, smiling and other facial expressions, few can compete with Botox. A powerful neuromodulator, Botox works by calming muscles that cause certain types of lines. The medication decreases the muscle contraction which is causing the line or crease.  Even deep lines and creases between the brows and along the forehead will fade with time as the muscle is prevented from over-contracting. Botox is highly effective at treating crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead wrinkles. We offer both Botox and Dysport, a similar neuromodulator treatment.

Botulinum toxin treatments like Botox are the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S. Botox has been safely used to treat wrinkles since its FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002. Last year, 6.7 million cosmetic botulinum toxin treatments were performed in the U.S.

Botox for Headaches

If you suffer from tension headaches or migraines, ask us about Botox. This treatment is FDA approved to treat chronic migraines in adults. It is an effective method for combatting the debilitating pain many adults experience. Botox is an effective headache treatment due to the fact that most headaches involve some degree of muscle tension or spasm. During treatment, Botox is injected into specific areas on the face, head, and neck that are causing specific spasms. This allows the muscles to relax and eases muscle tension. The goal of treatment is to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches, reduce dependence on other medications, and to improve quality of life. Treatment is typically repeated every three months as the medication wears off.

Botox for Severe Sweating

Are you embarrassed to raise your arms due to fear of underarm wetness? Botox could be the solution. If you’re unable to control your sweating (hyperhidrosis)with over the counter treatments and find that your sweating is so severe that it interferes with your daily life, you could be a good candidate for Botox. This medication can be used to treat excessive sweating.

Botox can reduce severe sweating by blocking chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When sweat glands aren’t receiving chemical signals, they stop producing sweat. Botox for hyperhidrosis is safe and effective. You’ll stop sweating excessively under the arms, but will continue to sweat normally elsewhere. Re-treatment is needed every 4-7 months.

Botox for Neck Bands

Botox can also be used to relax and smooth prominent neck muscle bands and vertical lines across the neck. The treatment takes just 30 minutes, and results are visible in about 5 days.

Botox Can Also…

In addition to the many Botox treatments we offer at Living Well Skin, Botox is also used by other doctors to treat a variety of medical conditions, including overactive bladder, blepharospasm, movement disorders, Bells’ palsy, tennis elbow, MS, and some types of tremors.

What can Botox do for you?