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Beyond Wrinkles: Surprising Uses for Botox

Botox Uses Beyond Wrinkles

Botox is wildly popular for smoothing out wrinkles and making people look younger. However, that’s not all Botox can do. It can also be life-changing when used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Some, or maybe all of these, may surprise you.

Botox Can Relieve Mild Depression

Few people think of Botox as an anti-depressant, but some doctors have started using it for its mood-lifting effects. It works by immobilizing the muscles that people use to frown.

Our moods are reflected in our facial expressions. What is less commonly known is that this also works the other way around. Our facial expressions can change our moods. When people’s frowns are erased by Botox, they feel happier.

At the same time, their faces appear friendlier to other people. Those other people start responding more positively in return. That sets up a feel-good loop that can ultimately change habitual work and family interactions.

Botox Can Ease Migraine Pain

People who suffer from migraines are desperate for relief, and Botox offers hope. It works for about 60 percent of people with migraines. Nobody knows exactly how or why it works — just that it does.

Botox Can Stop Some Women’s Bladder Leakage

Incontinence (leaking urine) is extremely embarrassing. An effective treatment could change people’s lives. Botox can help — but only for women who have a certain type of incontinence called “overactive bladder syndrome.” The treatment will work for 70 percent of these women. It doesn’t work at all, though, for stress incontinence, which is the common condition where urine leaks out when people laugh or sneeze. In fact, Botox can actually make stress incontinence worse, so a good diagnosis is important.

Botox Can Relieve Pelvic Pain

Botox may provide relief for people suffering from pelvic and perineal pain when other treatments haven’t worked. The Botox immobilizes pelvic floor muscles, which stops them from going into painful spasms.

Botox Can Help Teeth Grinders

People who grind their teeth while they are sleeping often try to treat the problem with mouth guards. Botox, used to stop jaw muscles from clenching, may be a more effective treatment.

Botox Treatments in NYC

Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center is where New Yorkers go for Botox and other skin fillers. We create a treatment plan that is tailor-made for your individual needs and budget. Contact us today at 914-205-6399 to find out more.

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