Botox – Not Just an Anti-Aging Treatment - The Smiling Heart

Botox – Not Just an Anti-Aging Treatment

Everybody knows that Botox is a miracle rejuvenating facial treatment. Newport Beach Botox specialists spend most of their working day providing this treatment to people who want to get rid of laugh lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and more. However, Botox isn’t just about looking fantastic, making an excellent first impression, or wiping years off your face. It has many other, equally valuable, effects as well.

  1. It Soothes Migraines

If you suffer from migraines, Botox may just help you find relief. It is not unheard of for Botox to fully prevent migraines in patients. In fact, this is what the FDA initially approved Botox for, and it was approved for this reason long before that in the United Kingdom. So, if you have chronic severe migraines, speak to your physician about Botox. You will get the injections every three months in your face, neck, and head. And, although this is not done to make you look younger, that may be a welcome side effect.

  1. It Corrects Vision Problems

Botox, unfortunately, will not give you 20/20 vision, but it can help in the treatment of strabismus, which means you have crossed eyes. It can also help for diplopia, whereby your vision is blurry, and belpharospasm, whereby your eyelid spasms. If you use Botox to treat this, your eye muscles relax, which means they no longer conflict with each other. In so doing, the muscles can heal, and this enables the three conditions to improve, often permanently.

  1. It Controls Your Bladder

If you experience bladder incontinence, you will be happy to know that Botox can help. So much so, in fact, that you will no longer have to feel like you’re spending your life on the toilet, or that you have to cope with accidents and wearing adult nappies. If you have an overactive bladder, then Botox injections can help, as it makes the volume of the bladder bigger. The effects depend on the dosage of Botox that you were injected with, but they can last for several months at a time. Unfortunately, this type of treatment doesn’t have the welcome side effect of also making you look younger.

  1. It Controls Your Sweating

Botox was originally developed for people who suffer from excessive sweating. Some people will sweat a lot even when it is not hot and they are not engaged in strenuous activities. Botox can help to resolve this issue, which is known as hyperhidrosis. Botox, if injected properly, can lower the amount of sweat your body produces. And, best of all, the effects of these injections can last for two years.

  1. It Gives You a Confidence Boost

Regardless of what you use Botox for – to combat wrinkles, to get rid of migraines, to correct your vision, to strengthen your bladder, or to stop yourself from sweating – it will almost always have the effect of boosting your confidence, since you will no longer have to suffer from the effects of the condition that you had.