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Five Surprising Uses for Botox and Dysport

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Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are the three major neuro-modulators used in the United States  The grandfather of all three is, of course, Botox. However, Xeomin and Dysport – the newly developed descendants – are great alternatives, and even preferable in some cases. Neuro-modulators work to temporarily block the nerve signals to muscles when injected, enabling the muscles to relax. This leads to the benefits that Botox is best known for: smoother, younger-looking skin.

That’s not all these injections are used for though. Here are five uses for Botox and Dysport that might surprise you:

Prevents Wrinkles

Botox and other injections not only smooth out existing wrinkles but can also prevent wrinkles from forming if injected early on. Wrinkles are caused by everyday muscle movements associated with expressions like:

●      Scowling (lines between the brows)

●      Raising the eyebrows (horizontal lines across the forehead)

●      Squinting (crows feet)

Preventative Botox relaxes the muscles and stops wrinkles from forming. This preventative treatment is much easier than smoothing existing wrinkles. That’s why I tell my patients that if they have younger family members, like anyone over the age of 21, to let them know about preventative Botox. If they start using these Botox or Dysport treatments before wrinkles become a problem, they can prevent many of the signs of aging that we’ve just come to accept as inevitable. When started early enough, patients may even lose the “muscle memory” affiliated with wrinkle formation. Eventually, they may not even need treatments as those “mean mommy” creases will forget how to form!

Stops Sweaty Armpits

Botox can treat excessively sweaty armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis). By injecting Botox in these areas, we can prevent these embarrassingly sweaty situations for up to a year! To the surprise of many patients, no, it doesn’t hurt. We have very strong, effective numbing creams that prevent pain. 

Helps Fight Depression

What you see in the mirror affects your mood.  The process of aging can be hard on your self-esteem and confidence. But they’ve now proven, in multiple studies, that patients being treated for clinical depression will improve, simply by getting Botox injections placed in their face and forehead! The elimination of undesired wrinkles enables patients to see themselves looking better and younger, which helps decrease their depression! It’s like a two-for-one special: look better and feel better all at once. Not to mention fewer antidepressants!

Treats Migraines

Do you find yourself continuously debilitated by migraines? Botox can help here too! Relaxing the stress muscles in the face and forehead that are associated with headaches and migraines, helps to reduce their occurrence. Amazing, right?

Corrects a Gummy Smile without Surgery

Have you ever been embarrassed to smile because you think your smile is too “gummy”? Simply using Botox to relax the muscles that expose the gum helps to correct a gummy smile. Don’t hide your beautiful smile. Smiling makes you and the people around you feel good. Botox can help you make that smile shine! All in all, Botox and Dysport aren’t just for getting rid of wrinkles. It has so many uses and benefits! Schedule an appointment today and begin to experience the wonderful benefits of Botox for yourself.

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