11 uses for Botox: Fighting wrinkles, sweat, and opioid addiction


With all the headlines Botox is making lately for new uses, we felt it was time for a roundup. Here’s a rundown of all it can do, from smoothing away wrinkles, to helping fight opioid addiction.

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  1. Fix your frown lines.

Or “11’s,” the vertical lines between your eyebrows. It’s also great for crow’s feet, those crinkly lines around the eyes that you get when you smile (and as you get older, they’re often there even when you’re not smiling). And surprise! You might have thought Botox was already approved for forehead wrinkles, but it just got the FDA’s thumbs-up this year, so we can all leave the furrowed brow beyond.

  1. Non-surgical forehead lift.

One of the newest off-label uses for Botox is a non-surgical forehead lift. A doctor in Israel recently published a study on how botulinum injections to the hairline can lengthen the forehead. Although it’s not permanent, the procedure offers an alternative to surgery.

  1. Soften a harsh jawline.

Botox is also used off-label by doctors to soften the jawline and reduce vertical neck bands.

  1. Alleviate depression and social anxiety.

Botox may be able to help with depression and social anxiety. How? Researchers are finding that the nerves between the brows can also stimulate parts of the brain overactive in depression, and that Botox can relax those muscles.

  1. Lessen severe underarm sweating.

Or hyperhidrosis, is an FDA-approved use of Botox. But did you know it can also be used for a sweaty scalp? Injecting Botox into the scalp, dubbed “Blowtox,” can extend your blowout, even through that next SoulCycle class.

  1. Ease chronic migraines.

Botox is approved for chronic migraines in adults who have 15 or more headache days per month. New research suggests it may also help with kids and teens. Researchers at the University of California recently presented results of a pilot study, according to this report in Time.

  1. Treat acne.

Can Botox help with acne? Dr. Anil Shah, a Chicago facial plastic surgeon, has published the first study on using Botox to treat acne.

  1. Stop jaw clenching and teeth grinding.

Are you a chronic jaw clencher or tooth grinder? Dentists call that “bruxing,” and it’s really bad for your teeth. Another benefit of injecting Botox into the muscle is that it stops the clenching and grinding. For more info, read this Q&A with doctors on RealSelf.

  1. Relax an overactive bladder.

Below the neckline, Botox is also FDA-approved for treating overactive bladder. Botox injections cause the bladder to relax, reducing urinary incontinence, according to this consumer update from the FDA.

  1. Rejuvenate “down there.”

Another below-the-belt use is for men only. Gents concerned about the appearance of their scrotum can get an off-label treatment called “Scrotox.” Yes, it’s what it sounds like. Dr. John Mesa, a New York City plastic surgeon, is one doctor on RealSelf who offers this treatment. If you can’t wait to learn more, you can read this review by a person on RealSelf .

  1. Relieve pain without opioids.

You might be thinking, “Can’t get any stranger than that,” but the next thing this superdrug does might be … solving the opioid epidemic? Scientists at biotech firm Bonti are testing a pain-relieving neurotoxin similar to Botox as an alternative to opioid pain medications, according to this report from Quartz Media.

Source: https://trends.realself.com/2017/12/01/11-uses-for-botox/


Want to take years off your face? These treatments can rejuvenate your skin

An increasing array of nonsurgical products and procedures aim to reduce the effects of time and sun exposure.


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A growing population of healthy, active older women who want to look as young as they feel has spurred the development of skin rejuvenation techniques that are more subtle and have much shorter recovery times than facelifts. “It’s important to choose your treatments with care and to check and double-check the reputation and accreditation of clinicians performing invasive skin procedures,” Dr. Arndt says. You may want to consult a dermatologist to weigh the possible risks and likely benefits of various treatments. Cosmetic procedures aren’t covered by insurance, so cost might also be an important factor in choosing a skin rejuvenation procedure.

The most common procedures

The following are several often-used techniques to remove fine wrinkles, scars, uneven pigmentation, and other imperfections.

Botox. Injections of botulinum toxin—a category that includes Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin—are relatively affordable, have very few risks, and require no recovery time. And they’re quite effective at temporarily smoothing a wrinkled face, brow, or neck.

Soft tissue fillers. Injections of soft-tissue fillers under the skin can add height to cheekbones, improve the jaw line, diminish acne or surgical scars, restore fullness to hollow cheeks and eyes, fill fine vertical lines, resculpt lips, and fill in nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run from the outside of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth). Some fillers, such as hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid, are eventually absorbed by the body. Others contain tiny beads of solid materials suspended in gel. The gel is absorbed over time, and the beads form a scaffold for collagen growth.

Chemical peels. Peels are used to treat wrinkles, age spots, discoloration, precancerous skin growths, and superficial scarring. An acid solution—usually glycolic, salicylic, or trichloroacetic acid—is applied to the skin, dissolving skin cells and removing the top layers of the epidermis. The effects vary based on how deeply the peel penetrates, which is determined by the type and strength of the solution used.

Microdermabrasion. In this procedure, the doctor or aesthetician sands an area with tiny aluminum hydroxide crystals to create smoother-looking skin. It’s relatively inexpensive, and no recovery time is needed.

Microneedling . This technique—in which a doctor repeatedly applies an electric or battery-operated instrument containing multiple small, thin, sharp needles to the skin—isn’t as painful as it sounds. The needles cause tiny injuries that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Therapeutic substances, such as hyaluronic acid or ascorbic acid, can be applied before or after needling so the substance penetrates deeply. This procedure is relatively risk-free and inexpensive.

Laser therapy. Lasers can remove moderate to deep lines and wrinkles and significantly improve skin tone, texture, and tightness. Lasers’ ability to target specific types of cells in distinct skin layers enables them to treat conditions such as port-wine stains, pigmented birthmarks, and spider veins. They can also erase acne pits and many other scars. Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can help you determine which type of laser therapy is best for you.

Wrinkles treatment – The perfect way to get wrinkle-free skin

Wrinkles treatment in Delhi

Wrinkles are considered as one of the most dreaded signs of ageing, and this might be because it is difficult to hide them. The key to keep wrinkles at bay is to take proper care of skin during youth; their onset can be slowed down or delayed.  They happen on mainly on those parts of the body which get maximum exposure to the sun such as the top of the forearms, face, the backs of the hands and neck. A large number of people develop wrinkles in early age because of several factors other than the intrinsic ageing process. If you have also developed wrinkles then instead of worrying much, consult a cosmetic surgeon who can guide you about the availability of the wrinkles treatment (www.bestfacesurgeryindia.com).

Wrinkles can be categorized into two forms – deeper furrows and fine, surface lines. If you are getting worried because of their presence and wondering how to get rid of them and prevent them further, the best way is to seek the advice of the experienced and expert cosmetic surgeon.

Have you ever thought about the causes of wrinkles?

Given that wrinkles are extremely common, it is important for you to know that there are several factors which promote them including the following:

  • Sun exposure
  • Type of skin – people who have blue eyes and light-cultured skin are more susceptible to sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Heredity

If you are considering cosmetic treatment then it is important for you to know that there are different treatment options available for treating wrinkles. Thus, the wrinkles treatment cost depends on the type of treatment recommended.

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