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Surprising Uses for Botox

September 14, 2018

Botox has been a household name brand for years. While there are many antiwrinkle injection products on the aesthetics market, Allergan’s version is the most famous. And as it has grown in popularity worldwide, so have surprising uses for Botox.

Most of you have heard of ‘Mantox’ or ‘Brotox‘ (Botox for men). But have you ever heard of ‘Blotox’ to make your blow dries last longer? What about getting the injections to cure acne or combining them with dermal fillers to get a ‘nose lift‘? Here are some alternative ways Botox is used for both aesthetic and medical purposes.

Botox Brow Lift (AKA Browtox)

Some of us need more help than others to look awake. Whether it’s genetically caused droopy eyelids, age-related sagging, or a brow that just naturally sits low, gravity can cause a look that is rather stern or glum.

Many SISU patients have been relieved and thrilled when their doctor uses Botox to treat their eye position. To do this, SISU’s doctors inject the antiwrinkle injections at precise points along the orbicularis oculi muscle surrounding the eye, raises the tail of the brow. This gives a more open, refreshed look to the face. It can also help to make narrow eyes appear wider and more friendly.

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Asymmetric Eye Correction

A significant percentage of the population has one eye that is noticeably larger than the other. This can result in a lack of confidence, avoiding having photos taken and even cruel remarks about ‘wonky eyes.’

As with the ‘Browtox,’ Botox can be used to give the smaller eye a more open – and thus larger – look. Bringing the size of both eyes into the same range improves overall facial symmetry, one of the keys to your most flattering appearance.

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Jaw Softening

If Real Housewives of New York City is one of your guilty pleasure reality shows, you might have noticed a major softening of star Bethenny Frankel’s jawline recently. She was accused of having surgery to alter her rather strong jawline. But Frankel says she had Botox injections to help ease the impact of nocturnal teeth grinding on her temporomandibular joints (commonly known as TMJ).

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SISU doctors have treated many patients with Botox for this purpose. As well as relaxing the jaw muscles so that they can’t make the movements that cause damage, the antiwrinkle injections help ease swelling many patients might not realise their TMJ affliction caused. The alleviation of swelling can also add to the slimming effect Botox injections can have on the jawline.

(Looking for an instant jowl remover? Try Silhouette Soft.)

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Nefertiti Neck Lift

No matter how youthful and refreshed your face looks, its proximity to a sagging neck can create an unflattering contrast. Hundreds of SISU patients have found their solution to this with the Nefertiti Neck Lift.

In this treatment, the doctor makes targeted Botox injections at precise points along the lower jawline and down the lateral aspects of the neck. This produces a noticeably more defined jaw line, with balance and symmetry restored to the underlying muscles. This combination of results creates a visible neck lift.

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Cleavage Rejuvenation

One of the most neglected parts of a woman’s skin can be found in her décolletage. This French term refers to the lower neckline and cleavage – a region frequently exposed to harmful UV radiation and the elements.

The décolletage doesn’t often receive the same love and care we give our faces. All of this leads to a collection of vertical lines and deep wrinkles – which are very obvious if you wear anything low-cut. If you’re a side sleeper, this wrinkling and deterioration of your cleavage will happen faster and more dramatically.

Deep creases, fine lines and wrinkles in this area contribute massively to premature ageing. Just as Botox is excellent at eliminating these lines and wrinkles, smoothing and rejuvenating the skin on your face and neck, it has a powerful impact on the cleavage, giving a strikingly more youthful appearance.

Many SISU patients time their Botox injections for cleavage wrinkles to coincide with the summer holidays. But as few of us wear polo necks year-round, it’s a popular treatment for all four seasons. More importantly, early treatment can prevent these creases from forming in the first place.

(Also worth considering: Profhilo for cleavage wrinkles.)

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Excessive Sweating

Botox for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is more than an aesthetic treatment. It’s an answer to the prayers of those whose uncontrollably profuse sweating has had a significant, negative impact on their lives. From the embarrassment of sweat stains and sweaty palms to the logistical nightmare of needing to have clean, dry changes of clothes with you outside of the home, hyperhidrosis causes genuine distress.

SISU patients in their hundreds have enjoyed the benefits of antiwrinkle injections to reduce excessive sweating of the face, armpits, hands and feet. It takes 15 – 20 minutes and the effects generally last around six months.

How does it work? Botox injections can block the chemical responsible for activating sweat glands. By blocking this messenger, Botox relaxes the muscle contractions that cause sweat excretion. This is how Botox reduces sweating in excessive volumes.

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If you’d like to find out if an alternative use of Botox could help perfect your appearance or correct a medical condition, one of our doctors would be delighted to meet with you for a free consultation. Just call 021-4279438 or click here to book an appointment at one of SISU’s clinics in Dublin, Cork, or Killarney.

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