Many people think of Botox as a treatment the wealthy and vain use to smooth out wrinkles and crows’ feet. Yes, Botox is the real MVP when it comes to quickly making wrinkles disappear. However, many people don’t know Botox is actually an affordable treatment for many other conditions that are not cosmetic in nature.
First things first…
How Does Botox Work?
We’re going to start with the common fear concerning Botox use. Yes, Botox is derived from the same toxin that causes botulism. But no, when used correctly and under a doctor’s supervision, Botox is perfectly safe for repeated use.
Botox works by acting as a shield between the brain and muscle. So when your brain tells a muscle to move, that muscle will remain still. For wrinkles, botox prevents facial muscles from moving, meaning they can’t pucker the skin. The result is a smoother, more relaxed skin tone.
Besides wrinkles, Botox has a host of benefits that many patients can yield great results from.
What Can Botox Be Used For?
Botox Benefit 1: Drooping Brow
In addition to crows’ feet, frown and laugh lines, Botox is used to treat a condition called “Brow Ptosis” or drooping brow. This condition causes patients to look perpetually tired and unhappy even if they feel the opposite. Botox results in the relaxation of brow muscles and can keep them uplifted.
Botox Benefit 2: Eye Twitching
Injections can help with eye twitching. While sometimes this can be a temporary annoyance, prolonged or rapid eye twitching can become painful and even interfere with a patient’s driving. In fact, Botox was originally used as a treatment for strabismus, a problem with the eye muscles resulting in misaligned eyes.
Botox Benefit 3: Excessive Sweating
As Botox acts as a shield between the brain and the muscle, it can also prevent the brain from communicating with sweat glands. Botox injections can be a revolutionary treatment for people suffering from hyperhidrosis—a medical condition in which people sweat unpredictably and excessively.
Botox Benefit 4: Migraines
Although Botox does not stop a migraine itself, it can greatly reduce some of the major symptoms associated with them including nausea and sensitivity to light thereby lessening the severity. Since it’s not a migraine cure, practitioners need to manage patients’ expectations.
Botox Benefit 5: Bell’s Palsy
Bell’s Palsy is a condition in which muscles on one side of the face become weak or paralyzed. As a treatment option, Botox can be used in two ways. When injected into the affected side of the patient’s face, it can help relax tight painful muscles and prevent facial tics. When administered to the non-paralyzed side the treatment works more cosmetically by relaxing the movements on the unaffected side to give the face a more balanced look.
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New studies are revealing more and more benefits of Botox. Recently, Botox has been proven to be an effective treatment for enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, and incontinence.
Finally, contrary to popular belief, Botox is very affordable. Especially now at Broward Sinus! For a limited time, you can enjoy Botox injections at just $10 per unit!* Bring a friend, and save an extra $25 off your total!
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