Botox Alternative Uses

Botox’s Alternative Uses

Most people are familiar with Botox as an anti-aging treatment that smooths forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines and rejuvenates skin.

However, many may be unaware of Botox’s benefits outside the field of aesthetics.

So, what are Botox’s alternative uses?

Here are three surprising uses of Botox that you need to know about.

What Is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that can be precisely injected into overactive muscles and glands to block nerve impulses.

As a result, Botox has the ability to relax wrinkles and lines and alleviate a variety of medical issues.

Botox’s Alternative Uses

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating, that cannot be managed by topical therapies. It affects 2-3 percent of women and men and typically occurs in the underarms, feet, and palms.

While many individuals with hyperhidrosis have developed strategies to cope with embarrassing sweat marks and perspiration, they admit that the condition can affect their quality of life.

When injected into the area(s) of concern, Botox blocks the release of chemicals that activate sweat glands. Consequently, patients can experience a 60-90 percent reduction in sweating for up to seven months.

Botox for TMJ and Enlarged Masseter

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause the muscles in the jaw to become enlarged and protrude.

By temporarily paralyzing the masseter muscle, Botox offers relief from TMJ pain and discomfort and can soften and reshape the jawline.

Botox for Migraines

Botox is FDA-approved for treatment of chronic migraines, characterized by 15 of more headache days per month.

The neurotoxin is administered to the scalp, temples, neck, shoulders, and/or forehead to reduce migraines by up to 50 percent. Treatment benefits can last three-to-four months.

Want to Learn More About Botox’s Alternative Uses?

If you are considering Botox for cosmetic or medical reasons, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Rostami or Dr. Naz.

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