The year 2002 was a banner year for cosmetic injectable treatments. That was the year that Botox was approved by the FDA as a wrinkle treatment. Botox has continued to grow in popularity since then, making it the number one cosmetic procedure in the world. It’s best-known as an aesthetic cosmetic treatment, but its uses as a head-to-toe problem solver continue to grow.
You just can’t have enough good information at your fingertips. To that end, here are some additional ways that Botox is changing the way we look and feel:
- Excessive sweating – You probably haven’t heard much about this, but Botox injections have been approved for severe underarm sweating, a life-saver for those who struggle with this condition.
- Migraine Headaches – In 2013, Botox received FDA approval for the treatment of migraine headaches. The treatment involves the injection of Botox into seven different locations including the temples, neck, shoulders, and forehead. The medical community does not know exactly how Botox eases migraine symptoms, but it is believed the injections prevent pain signals from reaching the nerve endings.
- Eyelid Spasms -The first FDA approved use of Botox was in 1989 for the treatment of certain types of eye muscle problems or abnormal spasms of the eyelids (blepharospasms) in people 12 years and older.
- The “Gummy” Smile – This occurs when the upper lip is excessively elevated revealing a large portion of the gums when smiling. Injecting Botox into the upper lip weakens the retractor muscles, lowering the lip line and producing a more aesthetically balanced smile.
- The Eyebrow Lift – Botox provides a quick and less dramatic version of the popular brow lift. A tiny amount of Botox is injected into the muscles responsible for pulling the eyebrows down. As these muscles become weakened, the eyebrows lift, elevating the brow.
To learn more about Botox or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Silverman, call (617) 965-9500.