Botox® has been in use for over thirty years as a cosmetic anti-aging tool. It is not difficult to understand why Botox remains so popular. When applied by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Botox provides fast, effective results with little downtime.
Lasting for up to four months, Botox can noticeably reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead creases and frown lines between the eyebrows. If you begin Botox injections before wrinkles become ingrained, the results may be even better, and you could prevent further formation of fine lines.
Surprising Uses for Botox
You may not be aware that Botox has had a significant impact on medical science, outside of cosmetic use. Many people across America have found relief from embarrassing or painful conditions thanks to this injectable.
Strabismus, or a squint, may appear in childhood or develop later. A noticeably unfocused eye leads to vision problems, social exclusion by peers and lack of confidence. Botox allows overactive tissue to relax, letting the eye function normally.
All of us sweat from time to time, especially in hot weather or if participating in strenuous exercise. For some, hyperhidrosis – or constant sweating – is an embarrassing and distressing problem. Overproduction of sweat can restrict career options, romantic opportunities and the ability to socialize normally. Botox injections freeze the nerves that trigger sweat glands, reducing or completely eliminating the problem.
Constantly feeling that you need to expel urine, and visiting the bathroom more than eight times a day, is symptomatic of an overactive bladder. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and reducing caffeine intake, have been shown to help regain control of bladder function. Some medications are available to provide relief, but these come with worrying side effects like dementia. Studies indicate that Botox reduces all symptoms of an overactive bladder.
Choose a Trusted Medical Professional
It is clear that Botox is highly versatile, with a wide range of applications in the beauty and medical worlds. However, Botox has been used in ways that are not approved by the FDA, such as in treating alopecia or psoriasis.
As a cosmetic treatment, Botox injections are being performed in homes, malls and even the dentist office. For optimal results and your piece of mind, approach a plastic surgeon you can trust with your Botox needs.
Dr. Ben Stong is a Double Board-Certified plastic surgeon with Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in Georgia. Call today to meet your beauty goals with Botox.
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