The Many Benefits of Botox

The Many Benefits of Botox | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

The Many Benefits of Botox

Most patients already know that Botox can temporarily freeze muscles, reducing and even eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. However, that’s just one of many uses of this popular injectable. RefinedMD specializes in Botox, Dysport, and fillers to help clients achieve fast results without surgical intervention. Botox can also be a way to “test out” a look without it being permanent.

Common Uses Of Botox

Since Botox manipulates the muscles (usually in the face), it can do more than merely paralyze a muscle temporarily. It can also shift these muscles and effectively “lift” a drooping brow or eyelid. Many people suffer from brow ptosis, or droopy brows, which can make them look perpetually fatigued or unhappy. A variety of factors can cause a droop, age, atrophied facial muscles, or even lack of vegetables in the diet. However, most people with brow ptosis need intervention to “fix” the look and Botox has been proven to be highly effective.

Alternative Uses of Botox

Botox can also be used to stop excessive sweating. Also known as hyperhidrosis, Botox stops the brain from connecting with the offending muscle. It’s a veritable shield for the sweat glands and can be injected in virtually any part of the body. The armpits, hands, and feet are most common. However, just like any Botox treatment, you will need regular injections every few months for maintenance.

A lesser-known Botox benefit is the treatment of Bell’s Palsy. When a patient has a side of the face that’s paralyzed, Botox can relax those muscles and offer pain relief. It can also help stop facial tics. Botox injections on the non-paralyzed side are largely cosmetic and can give a more balanced look.

Finally, Botox can be a great help for eye twitching and squinting. Twitches are usually temporary but can be very annoying. Sometimes twitches are a nearly permanent muscle spasm and can even be painful or cause poor vision. Relaxing the muscle stops the twitching. These clients may need just one injection or ongoing Botox maintenance.

No matter what ailment you’d like to treat with Botox, call RefinedMD at (408) 688-2082 for a consultation and fast relief.