5 Surprising Uses For Botox
Botox has been used by doctors for several years to treat facial wrinkles. Botox, or botulinum toxin, was the first injectable of its kind. While Botox is most commonly injected into the face to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Botox has other surprising uses both on and off the face. Five surprising uses for Botox are to create feminine shoulders, to soften the jaw, for overactive underarm sweating, for chronic migraines, and to minimize lines in the neck.
1. To Create Feminine Shoulders
Likely one of the most interesting and surprising ways that Botox is used is for creating feminine shoulders. However, when a person has a tight shoulder or deltoid muscle, their back can appear to be hunched over. To remedy this, Botox can be injected between the shoulder blades to soften the deltoids. After the injections, the back will look smaller, softer, and more feminine.
2. To Soften the Jaw
Everyone has a different face shape whether it's round, heart shaped, oval, or square. Those with a more square face shape often have a tighter masseter muscle, the muscle that helps chew food. Botox can be injected to soften a square jaw and give the face a softer and more feminine appearance rather than a harsh jawline that can be seen as more masculine.
3. For Overactive Underarm Sweating
We all sweat, but some sweat much more than others. Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, can be the cause of much embarrassment. Surprisingly enough to some, Botox can be used to help with this problem. Botox is used to block the nerve signals that are responsible for sweating and therefore stops the sweat glands from producing too much sweat.
4.For Chronic Migraines
Another surprising use of Botox is to help with the issue of chronic migraines. Botox injections work for migraines by blocking the neurotransmitters that carry the pain signals to the brain. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around the neck and head area.
5.To Minimize Lines in the Neck
Often we forget about the neck and decolletage area when moisturizing our faces. The same goes for Botox. When we think of rejuvenation, we often only picture the face. The neck, however, can give away your age with various lines and creases. Getting Botox injected can relax the muscle bands around the neck while also tightening the tissues in that area. Botox injections in the neck often show optimal age-defying results.
Next time you think of Botox, think beyond just the face. Botox can aid in several issues that go beyond a person's appearance. If you're contemplating getting Botox, call Dr. Mayli Davis at 817-778-4444 today to set up an appointment. You can also visit our dedicated Botox page for more information.