Botox is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed. It’s widely popular around the world due to its ability to rejuvenate one’s youthful appearance in a short amount of time and without surgery.

It’s highly effective against wrinkles and fine lines on people’s faces, and is commonly used for this purpose. But, what we don’t realize is that Botox is very versatile and it can be used to treat other conditions, including migraines, blepharospasm, overactive bladder, and more.

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA approved cosmetic procedure that is popularly being used to treat frown lines and wrinkles. Botox, also referred to as botulinum is a toxin that can inhibit the muscle movement and hence, prevent wrinkles from deepening or looking worse. Botox inhibits muscle activity and limits certain facial expressions. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles in the skin are relaxed, and the face looks more youthful.

What Are The Other Uses Of Botox?

Although Botox is most famous for its cosmetic treatment of fine lines, it is also used to treat various medical conditions, with the medical advice and guidance of a professional doctor of course. We have listed some of the ways in which Botox can be used to treat and improve certain conditions, with its chemical makeup.

1. Botox Helps Manage Hyperhidrosis

Or excessive underarm sweating is often treated with Botox. It was approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. Botox inhibits the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that’s responsible for regulating the sweat glands into action.

2. Botox Eliminates The Early Signs of Aging

The most popular use that Botox is known for is getting rid of the early signs of aging that appear on one’s face. It can help reduce and in some cases completely eliminate crow’s feet, smile lines, and other kinds of wrinkles that form from constant movement of your facial muscles.

Botox weakens these muscles to inhibit their movement, preventing the formation of wrinkles. Your facial skin will be free to be relaxed and smooth, and the signs of aging that have taken hold of your look will begin to fade away.

3. Say Goodbye to Those Annoying Migraines

There are only a few things that tend to be more stressful than the pain and nausea of a migraine that can strike at any time. Botox was approved by the FDA in 2010, to treat chronic migraines by injecting it into areas of high tension like the temples, shoulders, neck, and forehead. By reducing this muscular tension, Botox inhibits that building pain before it even starts.

4. Botox Has Been Known to Treat Incontinence

One of the leading causes of incontinence is an overactive bladder. Botox selectively weakens the muscles where it’s injected and allows the bladder to hold more, without the spasms that cause urinary incontinence. The FDA has approved the use of botox to treat this medical issue.

5. Treats Strabismus and Uncontrolled Muscle Spasms

When you use Botox and inject it into some regions of the face, it can weaken the muscles that cause your eyes to cross, or it can weaken the muscles that contract and spasm. It’s the same principle as the treatment of wrinkles, and it is just used in a different application and for a very different effect.

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From eliminating wrinkles to treating medical conditions, Botox has become an accepted treatment that is truly versatile. If you’re interested in learning more about the options available to you, contact Omni Aesthetics so we can help guide you to the solution that best fits your unique needs.