When hearing about BOTOX®, your first thought is most likely that this is the treatment used for decreasing lines and wrinkles across the face. While this is true, it does not paint the full picture of this amazing product. It actually relaxes the muscles just underneath the skin. Because of this mechanism of action, BOTOX® can also be used in many non-traditional ways. You can learn more about some of the ways we may be able to help you during a consultation.
Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating. BOTOX® may be used for this condition when it occurs in the armpits, especially if other more traditional options have been tried without success. For example, a doctor may first prescribe special antiperspirants or oral medications. If they do not work adequately, injections of BOTOX® in the armpits can temporarily stop sweating for months at a time before repeat injections are needed. BOTOX® can also be used for excessive sweating in other areas.
BOTOX® can also create a facial lift on a variety of areas across the face. While this lifting effect is temporary, it can be just what is needed so that the individual does not have to turn to surgical procedures for great results. What many people don’t know is that even the lips can be lifted a bit by pushing out the lip line slightly to create the look of fuller lips.
Although this most popular cosmetic treatment is known primarily as a wrinkle reducer, BOTOX® can also be used for many popular as well as lesser known, non-traditional treatments. In these cases, it must be used in the hands of an experienced provider for the best and safest results.