Alternative Uses for Botox

Botox is one of the most popular neuromodulators, a type of injectable that uses botulinum toxin A to temporarily prevent muscle contractions and smooth the overlying skin. Botox is most well-known for its ability to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but there are a few unexpected benefits you can gain from the following Botox treatments.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes people embarrassment because they often sweat through their clothes even when they are not working out. Botox for sweating can be injected into the armpits, hands, and feet to regulate sweating and eliminate excess sweat. Botulinum toxin A in Botox blocks signals that trigger sweating, similar to how it stops muscles from contracting.

Botox for TMJ disorders

TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) pain causes pain in the jawline and ears from teeth clenching and grinding. If your jaw clicks or pops painfully, you might benefit from this treatment. When Botox is injected into the masseter muscle, the amount of force that can be exerted by the jaw when the patient is clenching decreases. This relieves the pain and inflammation caused by TMJ.

Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is when people have large gums, creating a smile that they might feel self-conscious about. When Botox is injected between the upper lip and nose, it prevents the muscles from contracting and elevating to a point that reveals the gums. This allows patients to smile brightly with their teeth and feel more confident about their smile.

Non-Surgical Brow Lift

When Botox is injected just beneath the tail of your brows, the underlying muscles relax which smooths wrinkles around the eyes and allows the forehead muscles to lift the relaxed muscles between the brows. This creates a more subtle brow lift that can brighten your appearance and open up the eyes.

Vertical Neck Bands

Vertical neck bands or the platysma muscles in your neck become more prominent as you age because they are frequently in use. When Botox is injected into these vertical neck bands, they relax and the muscles are not able to move as much which creates a smooth contour and a more youthful appearance.

Schedule a Botox Consultation

Whether you want to smooth facial wrinkles, enhance your smile, and alleviate excessive sweating or TMJ pain, Botox can help! Schedule a consultation today with our board-certified plastic surgeon at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery to learn more.