Love the Skin You’re In: 7 Surprising Benefits of Botox

By Amy Candrl
benefits of botox

The benefits of Botox, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, and facials may be surprising. Unfortunately, most people are only aware of the cosmetic aspect. But there are several other benefits that can help you with your health.  

Botox can be an incredibly beneficial treatment for many skin rejuvenating concerns, including the reduction of wrinkles. In addition, Botox injections improve the quality of life by reducing pain. Botox is part of treatment plans for many people who have a chronic disease like Crohn’s Disease.  

Read on and find out why the seven surprising benefits of Botox can help you with your skin and overall health.

What are the Benefits of Botox?

The benefit most people know about Botox is that it helps you look younger without surgery. But there are also many other, less known benefits of Botox.

#1 Reduction or Elimination of Scars

One of Botox’s many surprising benefits is that it helps you eliminate facial scars. A scar can be an imperfection on the face or body. It might not naturally follow skin tension lines.

Scars should always conform to cosmetic boundaries if possible. In St. Louis, we sometimes see facial or body scars leftover from acne, surgeries, or other reasons that could have been prevented. A recent study has shown that botulinum toxin appears to have satisfactory scar revision and lesion removal outcomes.

#2 Botox for Sweating

If you are bothered by sweat that causes your clothes to stick or change frequently, you may have hyperhidrosis. The cause of hyperhidrosis is overactive sweat glands, and it usually affects many people as they age. Both men and women can develop hyperhidrosis starting from puberty onward.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis, then Botox provides a solution. Botox medically treats and reduces hyperhidrosis, so you don’t have to worry about excessive sweat again. 

#3 Botox for Migraines

Botox is only FDA-approved for chronic migraines. If you seek Botox, medical criteria state a migraine is when you have a headache for 15 or more days of the month. Botox works better with migraines the more days per month you have them. 

#4 What Does Botox Do for Wrinkles?

We may all know what Botox does for wrinkles because we’ve seen the results. Or we may have had Botox done ourselves, and almost all of us have read about it. Regardless, Botox does provide a way you can stop time and aging in its tracks.

Botox works by freezing the frown lines around our mouths or between our eyebrows. Those are the lines we usually earn throughout our life. Every book we read, or child we waited up for when they missed curfew, gave us the frown lines we now have.

Whether we have frown lines, furrows, or fine lines and creases, Botox smooths them out. Botox smooths them out so well it’s as if they were never there. 

#5 Botox Helps Regulate The Overactive Bladder

There are some studies that report 70% of women found their urgency incontinence symptoms found great success with Botox. There was a reduction of incontinence symptoms as well as an urgency to use the bathroom. In addition, the study reports that bladder leaks went from five per day to three.

The treatment is simple. A urologist injects Botox into your bladder to treat urge incontinence or overactive bladder. This helps the muscles relax.

The result is you no longer have to worry about nature calling when you cannot find a restroom or get to one fast enough.  

#6 Eye Twitches or Uncontrollable Blinking

If you live or work in St. Louis, you’ve probably experienced blinking a lot to clear your eyes when you walk into a smoky bar. We have all felt a strange twitch when our eye feels like it might be marching to the beat of a drum. Every time we overstimulate our eyes or suffer fatigue, we can experience an eye twitch.

But wonder if you felt that way most of the time? Medically, botulinum toxin shrinks muscles by blocking nerve signals sent to them. Small doses of Botox injections target specific areas such as eyesight correction after cataracts surgery. 

Botox helps block the signals from one side of your face. Botox also helps with symptoms like eye irritation. It may also provide relief for people who suffer fatigue due to tension in their brows or eyelids. 

#7 Botox Helps Control Muscle Spasms

A study on the effects of botulinum toxin found patients who were impacted by spasticity and rigidity. First, you receive a tone grade based on before and after treatment. After treatment, the Ashworth Scale was used on the muscles.

There was a definitive improvement in the muscles. Botulinum toxin A found eight patients with improved functionality. Functionality was so good, nursing care tasks were also easier.

In five cases, pain relief in the muscles was completely alleviated. It was also found that the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scales (UPDRS) III and IV scores were markedly better during rigidity and bradykinesia measurements. 

Reap the Benefits of Botox For Yourself

There is no end to the benefits Botox provides medically or cosmetically.  Every person is different, so the amount of Botox injection you need depends on your wrinkles or your medical condition. In St. Louis, there is only one place to go, and that’s The Lifestyle Center with Dr. Moore.

The Lifestyle Center offers ultra-fine needles even so most of the time, you don’t need to use a local that numbs the target area. Botox gives you timeless softening within 10 to 14 days of treatment. Botox also lasts 3 to 4 months after that.

There are a million reasons to seek the benefits of Botox. But there is only one place you should go, and that’s The Lifestyle Center with Dr. Moore.

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