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When you hear “Botox,” do you immediately think of celebrities who overuse it while desperately trying to keep their youthful appearance?
You’re not the only one! But there’s so much more to Botox than fending off wrinkles.
So today, we’re going to give Botox some positive publicity by sharing how it can help you with issues like
- those wrinkles and fine lines we mentioned, but also
- a lazy eye or eye twitching,
- jaw pain and neck spasms, or
- the problem of excessive sweating.
Since 2002, 11 million people in the U.S. have turned to Botox as their best friend who’ll help solve their problems. It’s clearly a popular treatment choice!
So let’s dive in and reveal some of Botox’s best-kept secrets – starting with those wrinkles and your skin’s elasticity…
Botox is Your #1 Ally in the Fight Against Wrinkles
The Botox injection partially paralyzes specific areas on your face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But it also works on very fine lines, by preventing them from developing into wrinkles.
So it’s the best choice for treating
- frown lines,
- forehead creases,
- crow’s feet,
- neck wrinkles, and
- laughter lines.
When a trained professional injects carefully chosen amounts of Botox, the targeted muscles relax so they can’t contract anymore.
But there’s more to this best friend, apparently!
According to a Canadian study, Botox also has anti-aging benefits: It makes your skin more elastic and resistant to wrinkles. The researchers report that Botox can increase skin elasticity by 30 percent when it’s at its most powerful! The effect peaked at two months after injection and then waned before dropping off at four months.
Improve Lazy Eye and Eye Twitching
Lazy eye (or amblyopia) is a condition in which one of the eyes has developed abnormally in childhood. This eye has reduced vision and can wander inward or outward. And, if left untreated, it can lead to loss of vision.
However, Botox can improve vision and slow down the development of this condition by relaxing the eye muscle. The effect is to reduce the wandering of the eye and allow it to realign.
Eye twitching (or myokymia), on the other hand, is an involuntary spasm of the eyelid muscles. While this may be painless and harmless, it can definitely be uncomfortable and annoying for you.
Eye twitching can result from
- dry or strained eyes,
- fatigue, lack of sleep,
- light sensitivity,
- excessive alcohol or caffeine intake,
- pollution, or
In general, eye twitching can go away on its own without treatment if you:
- Consume less caffeine and alcohol
- Reduce smoking
- Apply eye drops
- Improve sleep quality
- Apply a warm compress on the eyes during a spasm
However, if your eye spasms are more severe and the tips above haven’t worked, Botox may be the way to go.
A Botox injection into the eyelid muscles blocks the nerve signals responsible for twitching.
Botox for TMJ Disorders Such as Jaw Pain and Neck Spasms
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) lies between the temporal bone (the bone on either side of your skull, near the ear) and the lower jaw. The muscles and ligaments around the area can become inflamed, causing you pain and discomfort.
You’ll probably have frequent symptoms of jaw pain, headaches, neck or shoulder pain, and difficulty chewing or opening your mouth.
How can Botox help? By blocking the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract! That way, there’s no more muscle contraction, no spasms, and no pain! If you have TMJ, it’s definitely worth a shot.
Stop Excessive Sweating With a Botox Injection
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially in our lovely Colorado weather!
Botox can treat hyperhidrosis in small areas of the body such as
- feet, and
…by blocking the nerve signals responsible for sweating and stopping the sweat glands from overworking.
In addition, because Botox is a localized treatment, it only affects the sweat glands in the areas treated. The rest of your body can keep sweating at normal levels.
Sounds Like a Miracle Best Friend – But is Botox Safe?
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment. Many types of providers can inject Botox, but you want someone with experience, so always check your provider’s credentials. At Evexias Denver, we’ve been providing this service for our patients for over 17 years.
However, despite being extremely safe, there’s a small chance of short-term side effects such as:
- Soreness, bleeding, and/or swelling at the site of injection
- Flu-like symptoms (fever, fatigue)
If you notice severe side effects, get in touch with your practitioner as soon as possible. In all other cases, you can consider Botox your best friend!
Ready to Look and Feel Better?
You’ve seen how Botox is not only a very effective anti-aging treatment but also a muscle relaxant that can offer relief from many other conditions.
Our team at Evexias Denver is highly trained and experienced in providing Botox treatments that can make you feel younger and healthier, and also improve your daily life in many ways.
Your wellness is our passion! Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and let’s talk.