Botox is generally associated with wrinkles and fine lines. Its popularity for these cosmetic purposes have greatly overshadowed the product’s other purposes. Here is a quick look at some of its most surprising uses so far.
You are definitely familiar with a gummy smile – and you may certainly know somebody who has one. This is caused by excessive lip elevation, which is where the upper lip rises too far. Botox injections on the upper lip weakens the muscles in the area, reducing the elevation of the lips, improving the balance of your smile.
Perkier breasts without surgery – is that even possible? Well, a Botox boob job may just work for you. The technique does not enlarge the breast at all but only gives it a lift, reducing the saggy appearance. The technique is done by injecting the pectoralis minor muscle, pulling the shoulder back and giving you a breast lift. Patients are generally happy with the results, which last up to four months.
Patients can generally change the way they look, albeit temporarily, without the need for cosmetic surgery. Indeed! The chemical can be used to lift the eyebrows, giving an appearance of enlarged eyes. Strategically administered injections can add volume to specific areas, turn up the nose and give the face a sculpted look.
Inner Ear Problems
Some studies indicate the possibility of using Botox to relieve symptoms of tinnitus and other inner ear problems.
Reduce Enlarged Prostates and Bladder Problems
Botox is also used for cases of prostate enlargements. Many clinical studies indeed show the decrease in prostate size and the reduction of symptoms associated with such condition. It can also relax your bladder, reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence.
Severe Underarm Sweating
Severe sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is caused by overactive sweat glands. This condition is quite embarrassing, especially if your area of concern is the underarms. Botox injections on the affected area inhibit the nerves which control the sweat glands, completely reducing or eliminating sweat for a temporary period of time.
Aside from the purposes mentioned above, it is also used by many doctors for problems with chewing, drooling, skin laxity, anal fissures, hair loss, ulcers, uterine problems and more. Today, many more researches are being done on its other possible uses.
Indeed, Botox is becoming a “go-to” drug for a wide range of conditions and problems – whether cosmetic or medical. It is good to note though that many of these purposes are not yet approved by the MHRA, so not all cosmetic doctors practice or provide these services.
If you are thinking of getting injections for a specific problem, be sure to find someone who is trained and has had plenty of experience to do the procedure that you like.