We all know how effective Botox is at smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, but is that all it’s good for? The answer is a resounding, “Heck no!” It can help with so much more than just turning back the clock on our complexions. Here are four surprising uses for Botox:
1. Preventing teeth clenching and grinding
Most of us have been there – finding ourselves clenching our teeth in stress, possibly at nighttime when we’re sleeping and can’t make ourselves stop. Excessive teeth clenching can lead to a misaligned bite, tension headaches and more. Injecting Botox into the masseter muscle – which runs along the jawline – weakens it, helping ease the pain of clenched teeth and TMJ. You should notice relief about a week after treatment.
2. Slimming the jawline
It sounds a little crazy, right? Botox as a way to slim down your appearance? But it’s true! If you have a square jawline and would like to slim it down, Botox could be the way to go. The masseter muscle can get thicker over time, from teeth grinding or chewing gum and harder foods, which could lead to a square jawline. By injecting Botox into the muscle, it weakens it and slims it down, creating a more symmetrical profile. It may take a bit to see a major difference (about six weeks or more), but the results can last up to a year and a half!
3. Controlling pores
Yes, even something as small as the pores on your face can be helped by Botox! The way it works is that, by injecting it at the superficial layer of the skin, it slows down sebum production (the oily substance produced by skin), which helps reduce the appearance of large pores. Less oil AND smaller looking pores? Sign us up!
4. Preventing excessive sweating
This one is especially important for summertime. Excessive sweating can be a huge nuisance – not to mention it can be pretty embarrassing. Forget the over-the-counter deodorants and other methods – similar to how Botox can help reduce oily skin on your face, injecting it into the sweat glands in your armpits can majorly help stop sweat production. In fact, it can help reduce it by as much as 87%. (Don’t worry: It won’t hinder the body’s natural cooling-off method, so it’s perfectly safe.)
All this to say, there’s more to Botox than you might’ve thought! Plus, we’re the best place to give it a try: Haley is truly an expert in her field, having trained thousands of others in the fine art of injectables. You’re in the perfect hands for such treatments. She’ll help you decide the best course of action and knows just the right amount to use, whether it’s for those small areas on your face or working to contour your jawline.
Contact us today to set up a consultation and find out about some of these amazing uses firsthand.