Over the past twenty years, Botox has become a household name. Cosmetic procedure trends show that in 2017 alone, over 7 million injections were administered. The statistics show that this number seems to be growing by the year.
While Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the marketplace, many people are not aware of the seemingly endless applications it has, as acknowledged to have by both the medical community as well as the FDA.
- Reducing the Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
First and foremost, this is undoubtedly the most popular use for Botox injections. Botox is well-known for being useful in reducing the harsh effects that the natural process of aging on the face, promoting self-confidence and improving lives.
- Treatment of Chronic Migraines & Pain
In 1992, Dr. William Binder found that patients who had received Botox to reduce the appearance of wrinkles had also reported a lower frequency of headaches than those who had not. In 2010, after much research, the FDA approved the use of Botox to reduce the occurrence of chronic migraines.
Botox is also used to prevent other kinds of pain, including back pain, nerve pain, and jaw pain. This is because Botox relaxes the muscles in the injected area, reducing the occurrence of spasming and other afflictions that can be the source of chronic pain.
- Excessive Sweating
The condition of excessive sweating effects many and is known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. While you may have been aware that excessive sweating is an existing medical problem for many individuals, it may be surprising to learn that patients who experience severe sweating in areas such as the underarms and palms are often encouraged to seek Botox treatments.
Botox reduces the occurrence of excessive sweating by blocking a naturally occurring neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands. By paralyzing these neurotransmitters, patients are able to live with less stress and less embarrassment.
While we’ve gone over three of the most popular uses for Botox, there are many more applications that you may not be aware of. If you are interested in learning about how the use of Botox can improve your life, schedule a consultation with our experts online or call us at 215-503-FACE.