Dr. Torgerson Discusses 3 Unusual Uses For Botox

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This article written by Liquid Communications highlights the benefits of Botox injections for purposes other than just cosmetic procedures. Botox is a widely popular treatment that is injected into the foreheads of millions of people for its wrinkle-smoothing effects in the muscles of the face.

Botox injections are convenient anti-aging procedures that reduce nerve activity in the muscles of the injected areas. What is also interesting about Botox is that it can be used for other cosmetic and non-cosmetic functions such as to treat blepharospasms, reduce the masseter jaw muscle, inhibit sweating in people with hyperhidrosis, and prevent chronic headaches or migraines, to name a few.

Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin (BTX), a neuromodulator that temporarily interferes with the electrical activity in the nerves by preventing movement in the muscles of the injected area. BTX was first discovered in 1949. In 1989, a plastic surgeon named Dr. Richard Clark discovered that areas that were injected with BTX Type A experienced the smoothing of wrinkles and a reduction in muscle activity. Since 2002, Botox as a label for BTX injections has taken the industry by storm by continuing to be one of the most popular and in-demand procedures of all time. More than eliminating wrinkles on the face, Botox serves many purposes both functional and cosmetic. Medical professionals have treated many conditions over the decades with Botox such as muscle spasms, over-active bladders, chronic migraines, and a variety of other muscle problems. This article covers the most common 3 unusual uses for Botox: jawline slimming, excessive sweating, and headaches. These 3 treatments are popular because they are very common. Almost anyone can benefit from one of these quick, non-invasive procedures.

Jawline Slimming

Jawline slimming provides a 2-in-1 benefit by reducing the jaw muscles and jaw clenching (bruxism). Jaw slimming involves Botox injection into the masseter muscles. Treatment protocol requires higher doses of Botox to weaken the over-worked jaw muscles. Consecutive Botox injections in the masseter jaw muscles can result in long-lasting, semi-permanent results. Prior to jawline slimming with Botox, jawline reduction surgery was the only option. The surgery is a lengthy procedure where the plastic surgeon physically shaves off the excess jaw muscles. In contrast, masseter reduction Botox treatments require no time or pain, and the results can last up to a year! Patients have reported a high rate of satisfaction for this procedure because of the aesthetically pleasing results that it can produce for people with a wide or square jaws. Botox in the jaw muscles also helps people with bruxism at night by reducing the muscle activity in the jaw that causes people to clench their jaw in their sleep.

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Excessive Underarm Sweating

Research has shown that Botox can alleviate the symptoms of hyperhidrosis in people who have overactive sweat glands in their underarms. Botox works by reducing neurotransmitter activity in the muscles that signals specific parts of the body to produce excess perspiration. Hyperhidrosis is a clinical disorder that can be treated with Botox injections. Botox can provide fast-acting relief for people who experience excess underarm sweating. The results can last 4 to 6 months.

Headaches

Headaches can affect basic functions in mental activity. Botox injections can prevent migraine headaches by reducing the nerve activity in the muscles that are contributing. People with chronic headaches can receive two treatments 12 weeks apart to experience the benefits associated with Botox treatments.

Botox injections are administered in the foreheads of millions of people across the globe to reduce wrinkles. Botox is a multi-faceted medical application that can reduce unwanted symptoms for conditions that may otherwise persist in the people who are experiencing them. Hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing, so decreasing sweating is indeed a beneficial treatment for anyone who feels like they sweat excessively. After jawline-slimming procedures, patients find relief from jawline clenching and receive the benefits of reducing their overactive masseter jaw muscles. Meanwhile, people who suffer from chronic headaches can find relief with Botox injections.

Botox injections are temporary and the results can typically last anywhere from 4 to 6 months. These intervals can vary based on the dosage amount and location of the injectable area.

If you are looking for a safe and effective way to treat your condition with Botox injections, why not contact Dr. Torgerson’s Cosmetic Clinic to book your complimentary consultation? See if Botox injections are the solution for you!

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