There’s a reason why Botox® is so popular. It can be used in all sorts of different places and to address various concerns, from lifting your brow to reducing tooth-grinding pain!
What is Botox®?
Botox® is derived from a naturally occurring toxin that works by paralyzing the muscles. This is achieved through inhibiting a nerve signaling molecule called acetylcholine, which tells your body to get rid of unwanted tension in certain areas and makes it easier for you to avoid wrinkle-causing motions like frowning or lifting your brow.
Where should you use Botox®?
We traditionally think of Botox® as the most common treatment for forehead wrinkles and frown lines, but it has a couple of unexpected uses to go along with the classics. Here are three of our favorite uses, as told by the Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology, PC our own Dr. Joshua Fox, MD.
Use Botox® To Control Sweaty Under-Arms
If you are dealing with excessive sweating, it can be embarrassing and frustrating. There may not always seem to be an answer for why we sweat so much – some people inherit their genes and have no control over the amount they sweat, while others experience stress or exercise as triggers that cause them to go into heat mode even when they’re doing nothing exciting. “Botox® blocks the release of a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, which mediates sympathetic neurotransmission in the sweat glands,” Dr. Fox explains. “By blocking this transmission in the sweat glands, it stops the release of excess sweat.”
For people with this embarrassing problem, Botox® has been a lifesaver. A few simple injections cause the muscles responsible for sweating to contract, and you’ll be able to enjoy warm weather worry-free.
Roll Back The Years On Your Neck
Injecting Botox® into your neck muscles can give you an almost immediate return on investment. Known as the “Nefertiti Neck Lift” this medical procedure tightens and tones up skin by paralyzing the muscles which cause the horizontal bands that become more prominent with age. “When we inject these bands with Botox®, it relaxes them and makes them look less prominent and more even with the rest of the face. This creates a smoother, younger look in the neck,” explained Dr. Fox.
Not only will this give your neck a younger, smoother look, but you’ll find that treating the neck muscles will also help relax your jawline as well.
Minimize and Erase Forehead Lines
You can’t beat the classics! Botox® injections are a popular treatment for those suffering from deep wrinkles on their foreheads. The injection will relax these muscles and make it easier to smile without looking puzzled or angry.
Are you thinking about Botox® treatment? Get in contact for your free consultation today, and find out whether or not it’s right for you! Plan ahead: Advanced Dermatology, PC is offering 20% off treatments with Botox in October.