The Many Areas of Botox
If you are interested in facial rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments, you have probably already heard of Botox injections. There are many different body areas that Botox injections can be beneficial, not just on the face. Some of these areas may just surprise you.
Where Can I Get Botox Injections?
As we have mentioned before in our What Is Botox blog, Botox is not just useful for treating facial imperfections and signs of aging. Let’s look at some of the areas that Botox can be injected, both in the face and in other places you may not expect.
You know this already! Botox is regularly used during facial rejuvenation for sites including the marionette lines around the mouth, the wrinkles on either side of the nose (bunny lines), or crinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) or in the forehead.
This injectable medication immobilizes the muscles and prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming. This can also be injected into the jaw to avoid muscle clenching, teeth grinding and to treat the pain associated with the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Botox can be injected straight into the underarms to help prevent hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. If antiperspirants or medication are not providing you with results, your doctor may recommend using Botox injections to block the nerve signals responsible for sweating.
Botox can help to reduce an overactive autonomic nerve response. Results following your session typically last for up to six months.
This is not a traditional injection site for Botox, but it is an option nonetheless. In some cases, most commonly used during a breast lift, a physician will inject Botox into the pectoralis minor (or the chest region) to prevent muscles from contracting. This helps the back muscles adjust to the weight of the breasts to keep them lifted.
The pectoralis minor is generally responsible for placing the shoulders too far forward and causing ‘poor posture.’ Botox can also help smooth out any lines around the breasts developed with age or sun damage.
4. Scalp & Neck
There are a few reasons you might seek Botox injections in the scalp. Like the armpits, the scalp can be susceptible to excessive sweating. A physician can inject Botox all over the scalp to regulate sweating. Patients also seek Botox injections in the scalp and neck to prevent painful muscle contractures that contribute to migraines.
If traditional treatment methods are not helping to reduce your migraines, ask your physician about Botox as a solution.
Small amounts of Botox can be injected into the face at the site of an active acne breakout to help control acne-causing oil production. It can even help to decrease pore size! This is not recommended for general acne treatment and should not be used as your primary method of skincare. Still, it is an effective – though temporary – option available for acne management if recommended by your doctor.
These are just five locations that Botox can be used, from the most conventional to the unconventional. Talk with your specialist to see how Botox can be most beneficial for your needs!
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