Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, will mark the second anniversary of National Botox Day. Shots all around - of a different kind entirely - are in order.
As young as the celebration itself is, Botox is among the oldest and most effective "anti-aging" treatments available. Widely known for its efficacy in correcting the dynamic facial wrinkles that appear naturally with age, Botox helps us re-experience what it was like to look youthful and wrinkle-free, adding years to our social lives and helping us look as good on the outside as we feel on the inside.
With a combined 800 patents for the product and 528 peer-reviewed research articles published on it, Botox is the most widely researched treatment of its kind. In celebration of the second annual National Botox Day, here are 10 effective but unconventional Botox treatments you can benefit from:
10 Ways to Benefit from Botox:
1. Botox Effective In Treating Depression
In July 2020, researchers analyzed more than 40,000 treatments from 13 million safety reports and discovered that patients who received Botox treatments in certain injection sites reported experiencing depression anywhere from 40 - 88% percent less frequently.
2. Botox as a Migraine Headache Treatment
Injecting Botox into certain trigger sites relaxes muscles for lasting relief from migraine headaches. Trigger sites are treated one at a time over a few to several months to isolate the most effective treatment spots, with the process repeated 3 to 4 times.
3. Botox for Bruxism Treatment (Excessive Teeth Grinding)
Excessive teeth grinding, or bruxism is effectively treated with Botox. The temporomandibular joint is located on either side of the jaw. Connecting the jawbone to the skull it’s responsible for most jaw-related movements including chewing, swallowing, and talking. When this joint suffers significant tension due to excessive teeth grinding or trauma, Botox can relax the muscle and release the tension.
4. Botox as an Eye Squint Treatment
Abnormal alignment of the eyes can be corrected with a very carefully placed injection of Botox into the eye muscles. As an alternative to a surgical procedure, this treatment has been in use since the 1970s and is safe when done by a qualified practitioner.
5. Botox for Treating a Leaky Bladder
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment choice for an overactive bladder and for urinary incontinence. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause these for as long as 6 to 8 months, at which time a maintenance treatment would be required.
6. Botox for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Botox can be used to relax the sweat glands responsible for excessive sweating. Smartly injected into the scalp, it cuts off communication from an overly excited nervous system that is causing the sweat glands to react as though heavy physical exertion was occurring that necessitated the helpful cooling effect of copious sweat.
7. Botox for Endometriosis Pain Management
Endometriosis affects an estimated 175 million women globally. Studies suggest the extreme chronic pelvic floor pain that comes with the condition (which currently has no cure) can be greatly relieved with Botox.
8. Botox to Treat Forehead Lines and Neck Banding
The horizontal creases that crop up on the forehead when we raise our eyebrow voluntarily or otherwise and eventually become a permanent fixture are easily treated with Botox. The neck bands and vertical lines form when your platysma muscles start sagging with age. Botox injections help the platysma muscles relax, restoring your neck’s youthful contours.
9. Botox to Restore Youthful Eyebrow Position
Over time, as the muscles around the eyes tense up, they affect the eyebrows and pull them down, giving us sagging eyebrows. Botox relaxes these muscles and allows the eyebrows to return to their natural, more youthful, and aesthetically appealing position.
10. Shoo Away Crow’s Feet With Botox
The web of fine lines and creases that appear around our eyes when we smile, laugh, or express ourselves contribute to an aged and even unrefined look. These “crow’s feet” can be whisked away with a small injection of Botox.