10 Benefits of Botox

depositphotos_9107929_original-for-web-compressorEvery Morristown woman knows that Botox can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provide you with a more youthful, vibrant appearance. But did you know there are other benefits of Botox, too, some cosmetic and some medical? Read on as Dr. Comizio discusses some additional benefits of Botox, some of which may surprise you.

1.    Botox Can Prevent Migraines.

If you’re a Morristown patient who’s ever suffered from a debilitating migraine headache, then you know you’ll do just about anything to prevent another one from happening. Did you know that Botox could be a cure? That’s right! The FDA has even said that Botox is a treatment for migraines.

2.    Correct Eye Conditions.

It may be hard to believe, but Botox injections can help Morristown men and women correct certain eye conditions, such as crossed eyes, blurred vision, and eyelid spasms. Botox solves these problems by relaxing eye muscles so that they don’t work against each other.

3.    Stop Bladder Incontinence.

While not a cosmetic procedure, Botox injections in the bladder can help control an overactive bladder, by increasing the bladder’s volume. This is good news for many, especially for older Morristown women who tend to have bladder control problems.

4.    Stop Excessive Sweating.

Some people suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. Botox injections can be a solution for this condition, too, and can even last for up to two years!

5.    Smile Your Way into Happiness.

According to a study done by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, women who have Botox in their frown lines are actually happier. The idea is that by having your face temporarily paralyzed from frowning, you smile more, which in turn lifts your mood.

6.    Joint Pain Relief.

Another non-cosmetic use of Botox is joint pain relief. There is research that shows that Botox injections can relieve pain in the shoulders, knees, and hips. What an amazing use of Botox!

7.    Goodbye Allergies!

Right now, researchers are studying a special Botox gel, which when injected into the nasal cavities stops sneezing. Morristown residents with allergies may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief!

8.    Reduce the Appearance of Unsightly Scars.

Not only is Botox good at eliminating the appearance of wrinkles, but it can also help alleviate the look of scars. Some surgeons use Botox when removing skin cancer to reduce scarring, while other doctors use Botox to reduce the appearance of acne scars.

9.    Eliminate Neck Cords

If you have bands or cords around your neck, Botox can be used to smooth those out, too, giving your upper body a more youthful appearance.

10.    TMJ Relief

Another pain-relieving benefit of Botox is TMJ or jaw pain relief. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can cause pain when chewing, headaches, hearing loss and a popping sound with your jaw. It is believed that by relaxing the jaw muscles, Botox relieves TMJ symptoms.

Clearly, while Botox helps many Morristown patients regain confidence by reducing and eliminating wrinkles, there are several other benefits to the solution too. If one of the benefits discussed in this blog intrigues you, contact Morristown plastic surgeon Dr. Comizio for more information at (973) 775-9248.