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The Many Uses of Botox Cosmetic

Published on November 14, 2017
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Aging comes with many perks, like wisdom, experience, knowledge, and respect. But there are also downsides to aging, including wrinkles. To address wrinkles and restore smooth skin, Botox is a reliable solution. Botox has proven to be one of the best techniques to reverse fine wrinkles and sometimes even prevent future wrinkles from forming.

Some people are hesitant when Botox is suggested as a cosmetic treatment by their doctors, because they are worried that getting a Botox treatment could leave them looking expressionless. This is just a myth and is rarely the case. As technology has evolved, so has the Botox treatment process. It has evolved for the better and can leave your skin looking smoother and more youthful than before.

Botox is also quite versatile. This product has many advantages that are both medically and cosmetically beneficial, and some of these may surprise you.

Botox Can Treat Brow Ptosis

Most commonly known as a drooping brow, this condition gives off an appearance of unhappiness or anger even when the patient is happy. It can also make them look tired. In some cases, this problem is biological and can be cured using the right diet combined with facial exercises. But in most cases, medical intervention is required. Botox not only keeps the brow muscles aloft, it also relaxes them to create a more natural look.

Botox Can Stop You from Sweating Excessively

Some people have a condition known as hyperhidrosis, which makes them sweat constantly and excessively. They may sweat even during cold weather conditions or when they are idle. Although it’s not seen as a major medical problem that impacts one’s health, it can cause a decline in self-esteem and self-confidence. Botox can treat this condition.

Just like how Botox prevents nerve signals given by the brain from reaching their intended muscles, Botox can also block signals sent to the sweat glands that make it produce excessive sweat. It can be used to treat sweating in areas like the armpits, hands, and feet.

Botox Can Reduce Pain Experienced from Migraines and Headaches

Although Botox doesn’t necessarily stop headaches and migraines from happening altogether, it controls and reduces many major symptoms associated with migraines, like nausea and oversensitivity to light. That often makes migraines easier to manage.

Botox Can Treat Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that paralyzes one side of your face. This can be easily treated using Botox. There are two ways in which Botox can be administered in this case:

• Botox can be injected right into the paralyzed side of the patient’s face, which relaxes the tightened facial muscles, getting rid of the pain as well as the unwanted facial tics.

• Botox can be injected into the side of the face that is not paralyzed to relax the muscles so that your face seems more symmetrical in appearance. This method is usually done for cosmetic reasons.

Botox Can Treat Eye Twitching

Rapid or constant eye twitching can be more than a simple nuisance for most people. Eye twitching can cause tightening of the eye muscles, making them tense and rigid in some cases. It can sometimes even have a direct effect on the patient’s vision. A Botox injection can stop the twitching by relaxing the muscles in the region. It can also block signals from the brain that are making the eye twitch.

Find Out More About Botox from Dr. Morwood

Dr. Morwood has over 20 years’ experience as a plastic surgeon, he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and for years he has served as either the chief or vice chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery of Monterey.

For more information about Dr. Morwood or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us here.

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