5 Surprising Things That Botox Can Treat Besides Wrinkles

With over 4.4 million Botox procedures performed annually in the U.S., Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure on the market. Where most patients associate Botox with treating wrinkles, there are many other applications for the product.

Here, Dr. Yash discusses some of the more surprising uses for Botox and explains why it is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. 

Minimizes Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition afflicting American adults and adolescents, with over 50 million people experiencing acne every year. It has been shown that small injections of Botox into areas prone to acne breakouts, particularly the nasolabial folds, forehead, and chin, reduces oil production and reduces pore size, which prevents acne from forming.

Patients often get the best results from getting laser skin resurfacing first and then getting Botox, as the resurfacing procedure removes the oily, damaged outer layer of skin first.

Corrects Improper Eye Alignment

One of Botox’s first medical applications was to treat eye disorders caused by incorrect muscle action, namely a condition called strabismus. Characterized by a loss of control of eye movement and often one eye looking in a separate direction from the other, Botox injections help regain complete control of the eye.  

Reduces Blepharospasm

Uncontrolled blinking, known as blepharospasm, is caused by spasms in the muscles surrounding the eyes. As Botox works by essentially paralyzing muscles in a specific area, Botox prevents these muscles from twitching and the resultant uncontrollable blinking the patient experiences.

Treats Migraines

As we know, Botox is an inhibitor, meaning it interferes with the pathway between muscles, the neural network, and the brain. This property is why doctors suggest Botox as a reliable treatment for migraines or throbbing, incapacitating headaches.

Botox helps reduce migraine pain in almost all patients who try it as a migraine remedy by blocking the pain signals between the musculature of the head and neck.

Controls Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, occurs when part of the nervous system responsible for sweating and body temperature regulation doesn’t work correctly. This results in patients experiencing vast amounts of sweat, to the point where their clothes can get soaked through even when it’s not hot. It functions similarly to treating migraines in that it blocks the signals between the nerves and glands responsible for creating sweat.

Botox Treatment in Dallas, TX

As you can see, there are a highly diverse number of applications for Botox. From severe pain caused by migraines to uncontrollable muscle spasms, Botox is a safe, affordable, and effective treatment for many common disorders affecting the general U.S. population. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the aforementioned health issues, then reach out to Dr. Yash Avashia in Dallas, TX, on (469) 249-9615 or via this online form to arrange a virtual consultation to discover how a fast and straightforward Botox treatment can help restore your quality of life.