Botox is the go-to when you want to reduce the appearance of your facial wrinkles. But unbeknownst to most, Botox is not just effective in reducing the appearance of lines and facial wrinkles. They are also capable of treating other concerns that you may have.
Yes, Botox can help you achieve better skin! Injecting Botox onto the surface of the skin would cause the shrinkage of sebaceous and sweat glands, hence giving you a subtle glass skin effect. Since Botox is injected in small doses, the movement in major facial muscles is not affected. There’s no need to worry about being unable to laugh heartily when a friend tells a joke. You can read more about this in an interview done by SW1 Clinic’s founder, Dr Low Chai Ling!
Apart from being used for aesthetic treatments, Botox is also very useful in the medical field. Being able to treat hyperhidrosis, a medical condition for excessive sweating is one of its specialities. How it works is that Botox would block the nerve signals that are in charge of producing excess sweat, resulting in a reduction in the amount of sweat produced by the sweat glands. This means that Botox is also able to be placed in positions like palms, feet and even your armpits! This marks the end of a sweaty era – no more getting drenched in sweat from a 5-minute walk to the bus stop!
In that same vein, Botox can also be used to treat pains relating to muscles. Chronic neck pain, migraines or spasticity are treatable with Botox. Its abilities to relax overactive and painful muscles prove to be useful when it comes to pain relief. If you are a frequent sufferer of migraines, you might want to dig deeper into this topic and evaluate how viable this option is for you!
Many have misconceptions about Botox, about how it isn’t such a good treatment because it freezes your face and prevents you from making facial expressions freely. But upon further research, you will realise that it isn’t just built for aesthetic purposes. It is multi-functional and proves to be useful even in the medical field. Furthermore, you need skilful doctors who know just the right amount of botox to inject to give you a natural but enhanced effect!