The Surprising Uses of Botox®

Think Botox injections are only good for eliminating wrinkles and fine lines on your face? Think again! Botox has several surprising uses that you’ve probably never heard of…until now! We’ve got the scoop on all the different ways Botox can improve your look and feel from head to toe.

Curbs Excessive Sweating

One of the most exciting new uses for Botox is to stop the excessive sweating caused by hyperhidrosis. For this incurable and embarrassing condition, the patient’s underarms, hands, feet, or wherever else is injected with Botox to stop the sweat gland signals. This has been a godsend to hyperhidrosis patients everywhere since prior to discovering this Botox benefit, they had very few treatment options.

Corrects Some Eye Disorders

If you know anything about the history of Botox, you won’t be surprised that it is used to treat several eye conditions. Its first medical uses were actually for treating eye disorders, and it still does a good job at treating strabismus and involuntary blinking (blepharospasm), among others.

Relieves Migraines

Another amazing use for Botox is to treat migraines and chronic headaches. Migraines are debilitating and have previously required the patient to stay in a dark, quiet room for hours before any relief could be had. However, with regular Botox injections, migraine sufferers can experience fewer and less severe headaches, regaining part of their life.

Reduces Bladder Spasms

Overactive bladder is a common but humiliating issue that affects millions of Americans each year. Botox helps overactive bladder patients breathe a little easier by reducing the spasms of the bladder that cause urinary incontinence. Using Botox for this condition is much easier than taking daily medication and allows some patients to participate in community activities without fear of an embarrassing incident.

Interrupts Pain Signaling

Migraines aren’t the only painful condition that Botox can help. Patients suffering from neck and shoulder pain have also found great relief by using Botox to block pain signals. Neck and shoulder pain is so pervasive because we move these areas all the time. Sleep, mobility, and quality of life are all affected when chronic pain is the issue, but Botox can give patients with neck and shoulder pain back their enjoyment and range of motion.

Lowers Oil Production

A lesser-known use of Botox is to control the oil and sebum production that causes acne breakouts. Very small doses of Botox can neutralize the oil glands and minimize these breakouts. Bonus – Botox may also help reduce pore size, a common complaint among acne sufferers.

Botox® Injections in Tampa Bay

Ready to find out how many ways Botox can improve your life? Then call Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Tampa or Clearwater at (727) 799-7000 to schedule your Botox consultation today!