Think you know everything about Botox?

If you think Botox can only work as an anti-wrinkle shot, well, get ready to change your mind. Here are 3 other uses for Botox that you might not have expected!

13 December 2021

Posted by: Redazione Sotherga

Reading time: 2 min

Solves gummy smiles

 

A gummy smile is a very common mouth imperfection, characterised by considerable exposure of the gums when smiling. In some cases the cause of the gummy smile is a hyper-mobile upper lip: in these cases botulinum toxin (commonly called Botox) is a valid alternative to surgery because it limits the mobility of the lip. For this type of imperfection, injections are made into the elevator muscles of the upper lip. We are talking about a non-invasive and very effective treatment that improves the aesthetics of the smile in the medium to long term. As with any type of botulinum toxin treatment, the effects tend to wear off, so to prolong them, it is necessary to repeat the treatment.

 

 

Useful for bruxism

 

Botulinum toxin is also used to limit the activity of the masseter, the masticatory muscle that moves the jaw. People who grind their teeth, and therefore suffer from bruxism, move this muscle excessively, and suffer various discomforts and side effects, ranging from worn tooth enamel to a persistent headache when they wake up in the morning. There are different ways of treating bruxism, including the night bite plate, a resin plate that separates the dental arches and is worn during the night. In many cases, however, the night-time bite plate is not enough. Botulinum toxin is increasingly being used to “reduce movement” of the masseter. It has an effect of about 6 months, after which the therapy must be repeated to prolong its effects.

 

 

Treats excess sweating

 

Sweating is a common phenomenon in our bodies. Sweating is normal, but some people have excessive sweating that causes them great discomfort, making relationships and normal social life more difficult. In these cases we talk about hyperhidrosis. Botox is a valuable ally in the treatment of hyperhidrosis in various areas of the body, including the hands, feet and armpits. Botulinum toxin in fact blocks the glands that induce sweating: by limiting nerve impulses it effectively limits the production of sweat. Botulinum toxin is injected into the areas to be treated with micro-injections. The results are visible in a short time and last up to a year, after which time it is of course possible to repeat the treatment.

 

 

Botox is much more than an anti-wrinkle treatment! Once again, aesthetic medicine is at its patients’ service and is ready to respond not only to all beauty needs but also to all requests for improved well-being.

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