When it comes to preventing and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, you can’t beat the convenience, ease, and reliability of Botox. It’s not only one of the most popular procedures here at Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, it’s one of the most popular procedures in the world, with millions of treatments performed annually. You may be familiar with the most common uses for Botox, but did you know that there are both cosmetic and therapeutic indications for it, as well? For more information on some of the most popular off-label uses for Botox, keep reading below!
As a minimally invasive alternative to actual plastic surgery, Botox can be helpful in creating a lifted look for particular facial features. For example, the “Lip Flip” is possible by using Botox alone or in conjunction with other fillers. This gives lips a subtle pout by flipping out the lip line, rolling the lip gently outward, and giving the appearance of a fuller mouth.
Brows can also benefit from Botox. When injected with precision in the muscle that surrounds the eye, it can raise the end of the eyebrow, producing a more wide-eyed look. It may also help relieve mild drooping in the upper eyelids.
That’s not all – recent studies have found that Botox can elongate the forehead, creating a smoother look. It can also be injected into the base of the nose, raising the nasal tip and creating a result that is similar to some rhinoplasty procedures.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a frustrating condition that can affect the extremities, underarms, and face. Botox has been FDA-approved to treat this condition, meaning it will sometimes be covered by medical insurance, especially if other treatments like prescription antiperspirants and oral medications fail.
Although the armpits are the area most commonly associated with excess sweating, there are a number of other areas that can be successfully treated with Botox injections, such as the palms, soles, scalp, and even the scrotum. Results from a treatment session can last as long as six months.
Slimming the profile
When we’re younger, our faces tend to be widest near the eyeline with a more narrow jaw and chin. But as we age, our faces tend to “square off,” growing wider at the jawline. Slimming the jawline will result in a more youthful appearance, but not everyone wants to pursue a surgical procedure to do so. Having an experienced provider inject Botox into the lower cheeks on each side of the face relaxes the muscle, allowing it to thin out and appear smaller. For someone looking to achieve a slimmer profile, Botox offers a less invasive and less expensive alternative to plastic surgery like a facelift.
There’s no shortage of acne-fighting treatments available over the counter and in prescription strength. Botox is one of them! Studies have shown that injecting a little bit of Botox into active acne lesions can block the acetylcholine in the skin’s dermis. Acetylcholine is linked to oil produced by the skin, an excess of which creates a breeding ground for the bacteria that can cause acne outbreaks. Less oil production can lead to less acne, fewer flare-ups, and healthier, clearer skin.
Going beyond beauty enhancement with Botox by Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis
It may be best known for enhancing your natural beauty by turning back the hands of time, but Botox has quite a few effective uses off-label, too. If you’re looking for a non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery, or seeking relief from embarrassing conditions, Botox could be beneficial to you! At Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, we have only highly trained and skilled doctors and nurses administering our injections, guaranteeing you a safe experience with only the best results. To learn more about Botox and how it could improve your life, get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.