Alternative Uses for Botox® You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

Botulinum toxin treatments, like Botox®, top the charts as the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments year after year. In 2017, more than 7.2 million treatments were performed, more than any other year. Botox® smooths lines and wrinkles caused by facial muscle movement and can relax crow’s feet, frown lines, bunny lines, forehead creases. Dr. Brad Stephan, our cosmetic surgeon, performs Botox® treatments himself using a small needle and tiny injections for an accurate, natural looking application of this powerful cosmetic rejuvenator.

We love Botox® as a wrinkle treatment, but that isn’t all it can do. Discover some of the alternative uses for Botox®.

Excessive Sweating

Excessive perspiration is a common and embarrassing problem. Fortunately, Botox® may be the solution. When injected into the problem area (like the underarms), Botox® may significantly reduce sweating by blocking the neurotransmitters that tell glands to secrete sweat. Botox® is currently FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis in adults 18 or older.

The Lip Flip

Full, plump lips never go out of style. Botox® injections to the upper lip cause it to turn up just enough to create the appearance of an augmented pout. This is a great alternative to lip fillers and only requires a few units to get the job done. If you aren’t ready for dermal fillers, this may be the perfect alternative.

Define Your Jawline

This alternative use for Botox® is a celebrity favorite. If you have a round or square shaped face, Botox® injections can relax the masseter muscles on each side of your jaw to create a softer, more defined jawline.

Fix Peau D’Orange

Peau d’orange, or orange peel skin, refers to the appearance of dimpled skin that occurs from overly large pores. This usually affects the chin and cheek areas. Botox® can tighten these pores to shrink them so that you can enjoy smoother, flawless skin.

Say Goodbye to Acne

While we’d like to believe acne only affects teenagers, it can also affect adults. In fact, up to fifty-four percent of adult women over the age of twenty-five experience some form of acne. Botox® injections into the oily areas of the face have been proven to reduce oil production and stop acne in its tracks.

Muscle Spasms

Botox® works by relaxing muscles, by interfering with communication processes between the muscle and nerves. As such, it is an ideal treatment for many muscular problems, including muscle spasms. Botox® is FDA-approved to treat upper and lower limb spasticity and abnormal head and neck position from cervical dystonia.

Botox® is also being studied as a potential treatment for premature ejaculation, depression, and other medical conditions. Botox® is temporary and to maintain results, retreatment will be needed every few months for all of these applications.

Our Favorite Botox® Use- Cosmetic Enhancement

Our patients love the smooth, natural-looking results they achieve with this cosmetic treatment. Botox® requires no downtime and has few recovery side effects.

Botox®’s widespread use means extensive safety testing, both in clinical trials and in real-world use. It first received FDA-approval in 1989, nearly 30 years ago. We are confident in the safety and effectiveness of this powerful cosmetic treatment.

For Botox® in Tampa, FL, call Stephan Surgical Arts at 813-549-6299.