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Botox may be just more than you think



Orlando, Fla. -- It is best known for smoothing wrinkles but Botox, derived from one of the most deadly toxins known to man, has repeatedly stunned the medical community for its seemingly endless applications.


Though the drug is approved for nine medical conditions and several cosmetic ones.


Cosmetically talking

There are the well known facial “lifts” which can raise the tail of the eyebrow allowing the eye to look more open and awake, when injected into the orbiculares could muscle that surrounds the eye. It can also elongate the forehead creating a smoother look.


When injected to to base of the nose it can raise the nasal tip creating a rhinoplasty-like result.

It can also be used either alone or in combination with fillers, to create a subtle pout-magnification, flipping out the lip line, rolling the lip outward and giving the appearance of a fuller sexier pout.


Acne is also added to the list of conditions that can improve with its use. A little Botox into active acne lesions can lessen the oil production and eventually lead to less acne.

Botox can offer a less invasive and less expensive alternative to a surgical face-lift. A slimmer-looking profile can in many cases be achieved by applying between 15 to 30 units on the lower cheeks of each side of the face. The result in most cases is a slimmer facial profile.


Medically speaking

Botox has become a staple of cosmetic enhancement, but today, it is also utilized therapeutically for conditions such as chronic migraines and back pain, also excessive sweating and twitching eyelids.


Botox is generally considered safe if used in tiny amounts and administered by a licensed professional, but the drug is not without risks. Once a drug is approved in the U.S. for one medical condition, doctors are legally allowed to prescribe it for any medical issue they think it could benefit, regardless of whether it’s been proven to work for that condition. While more research is needed for certain uses, the following are certain conditions that are currently approved by de FDA.

  • Chronic migraines

  • Excessive underarm sweating 

  • Overactive bladder 

  • Crossed-eyes 

  • Severe neck spasms

There are many other potential uses that are being right now studied, but have not yet been approved by the FDA. We will surely have more surprising news about this product and its benefits.


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