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The Effective and Surprising Uses for Botox

Botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox®, is widely established as a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance of the skin. However there are some more unusual benefits from the treatment which may also improve a person’s lifestyle as well as a healthy functioning of the body. Here we reveal the effective uses of Botox® and some of the amazing ways it can aid with issues both cosmetically and medically.


Uplifting eyelids and minimising Crow’s Feet

Uplifting eyelids and minimising Crow’s Feet

Botox® works extremely well to reduce the appearance of the fine wrinkles – Crow’s Feet – that surround the corners of the eyes and deepen as we age. Often called smile lines, these creases are aggravated by squinting or sleeping on your side, however they can easily be reduced or removed with Botox® treatments which relax the muscles causing these lines to form. Getting an eyebrow lift will also help to lift the eyelids and prevent them becoming hooded or dropping.


Preventing excessive sweating

Did you know that injecting Botox® under the arms can stop excessive sweating? When injected by a certified practitioner, Botox® blocks the release of acetylcholine, which is the chemical responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. The treatment is simply applied under the skin where the sweat glands rest and the results can be seen quickly. Our bodies do need to sweat out to cool down our temperature, yet we have a sufficient amount of sweat glands around the whole body for this function.


Diminishing permanent frown lines

Diminishing permanent frown lines

Horizontal lines across the forehead form from a reduced elasticity in the skin and can give a noticeable sign of ageing. Frown line treatments will work to relax the forehead muscles and reduce excessive facial movements. For this reason, many people use Botox® not only to refresh their appearance, but to also prevent obvious lines from forming.


Helping treat chronic migraines

Helping treat chronic migraines

Although it hasn’t been shown to be effective for any other headache type, Botox® has been legally licensed as a treatment for chronic headaches. It is not fully clear why, but Botulinum toxin has been shown to reduce pain for a number of problems such as lower back pain and myofascial pain. Scientists believe it is useful for reducing pain for chronic headaches because it inhibits the release of a type of neurotransmitter which could then effect the central pain processing systems that generate migraine headaches.


Stopping deep bands forming around the neck

It can be a much more cost-effective method to reduce neck lines with Botox®, than to opt for surgery. Although Botox® is more commonly used as a facial treatment, injections can be made along the bands in order to paralyse the muscles which cause them and restore a more youthful appearance. For Botox(R) treatment in Solihull or Sutton Coldfield, feel free to contact Smile Spa to make an appointment with a fully qualified and experienced practitioner.