Botox Injections Are Not Just For Wrinkles

Most people have heard of Botox. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it can do for you. People think this product can only keep wrinkles from forming and ease the depth of them on the forehead. However, there are many more uses for this drug. Not all of them are related to helping turn back the hands of time on your face. Here are just a few ways Botox can be beneficial.

Stop Acne

Small amounts of superficially injected Botox can stop the oil production that causes acne. When done in small enough amounts it does not inhibit facial muscle movement or your ability to feel them. Most dermatologists will only use this as a last resort for severe stubborn acne though as there is the potential for loss of movement for a while.

Reduce Migraine Pain

Botox will not stop a migraine from happening. However, it can relieve the pain of one. Freezing the muscles in the forehead can restrict the pain impulses from traveling to the brain properly, thereby reducing the pain. Of course, if you are not in need of trying to reduce the wrinkles on your forehead, the injections may give you a bit of a strange look for a while. Be prepared for a frozen forehead if you go with Botox for your migraines. It will, however, be very helpful when nothing else is taking away the pain.

Reduce Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Botox injections can reduce sweating considerably by blocking the signals passing through to the sweat glands. It can be done to any body area that sweats too much. 

Cosmetic Reasons

Of course, not all cosmetic use of Botox is for wrinkles. It can be done in place of a facelift to lift the nose and soften the jawline. The lifting of the nose can mimic rhinoplasty. One benefit to this is that if you don't like the results, they do wear off over time. You can then try again, having the injections placed in different areas to give different results.

Of course, regardless of the reasons for having Botox injections, you need to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with your doctor. They will decide the best course of action. If there is a medical reason for the injections, you may be able to claim it against your medical insurance. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor as well.