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3 Surprising Uses of BOTOX®

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of the fountain of youth powerhouse that has been around since the 80’s known as BOTOX®. People have been using it safely for decades to achieve youthful and smooth skin. But what you may not know is that recent studies have shown BOTOX® can provide a host of other health benefits; data that is backed by doctors, researchers, and governing bodies. For example, BOTOX® has been approved to treat migraines in Canada since 2011. If you are contemplating trying it out, here are some other uses of using BOTOX® that you may not have known about. 

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Health Benefits of Using BOTOX®

People of all ages have seen the physical benefits of the cosmetic use of BOTOX®. This non-invasive injectable is known for improving appearances, smoothing out lines and wrinkles, and helping people look younger without surgery. It’s so effective because it gently reduces the ability of forehead and eye muscles to contract, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

And what’s even more exciting, is that beyond its cosmetic benefits BOTOX® injections can also help doctors to treat some chronic and uncomfortable medical conditions.

3 Unexpected Ways To Use BOTOX®

In the world of injectables, BOTOX® is a household name for its amazing ability to help people look younger and more refreshed. But there are some ways to use this incredible neuromodulator that you may not have realized.

BOTOX® Can Reduce Anxiety and Depression.

Studies* have shown a link between BOTOX® injections and relief in tension resulting in decreased levels of psychological or musculoskeletal stress. Essentially, when the wrinkle relaxer is injected into certain areas it becomes nearly impossible to grind teeth or experience pressure buildup in the face due to stress. It literally becomes difficult to feel negative emotions. This happens because BOTOX® inhibits muscle contractions in the face, which reduces wrinkles, but will also produce the added benefit of calming down the central nervous system. As a result, your entire physiology can change. BOTOX® is proving to be a worthwhile remedy for many people looking to lower stress and help with anxiety and depression.

BOTOX® Has Many Medical Uses.

No longer just to be used as a wrinkle relaxer, BOTOX® actually has had amazing medical results. Because of its ability to drastically reduce muscle contractions, doctors and researchers have been successfully using it to:

  • Manage migraines
  • Slow down overactive sweat glands
  • Reduce symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Drastically reduce chronic drooling/salivating
  • Manage chronic neck spasms
  • Alleviate eye conditions such as eyelid twitching or crossed eyes
  • Manage an overactive bladder
BOTOX® as a Non-Surgical Facelift.

Many skin specialists recommend using BOTOX® in combination with a facial filler to achieve results akin to a facelift at just a fraction of the cost. Using a facial filler such as JUVÉDERM® to enhance areas of the face, while using BOTOX® to smooth lines and wrinkles can provide results that will set the clock back with no downtime.  Another wrinkle relaxer used in this anti-aging routine would be Nuceiva® which has incredible results in smoothing lines in between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

BOTOX® Benefits Are More Than Just Anti-Aging

With the positive results of initial studies* It's no surprise that researchers are planning on further testing of BOTOX® as a potential treatment for depression and mood regulation, and as a medical treatment for migraines, excessive sweating, muscle spasticity, bladder disorders, and more. Many patients can attest that BOTOX® is so much more than just a cosmetic injectable.

This superstar in the world of neuromodulators is proving there are many non-traditional uses of BOTOX®. With its low risk of long-term use, zero downtime after treatment, and the ability to pay per unit, you can look and feel more youthful and treat many other troublesome medical conditions.

If you have been contemplating trying a wrinkle reducer such as BOTOX® or Nuceiva® the team at Okanagan Skin Care Centre will get you the results you are looking for while providing a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment. Reach out by calling 250-868-9290 or fill out our online contact form to book a consultation to learn more about which treatment option is right for you.


What age is good to begin BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is approved for ages 18 and up. Many users begin preventative skin care in their mid to late 20s and early 30s. If you and your medical doctor are considering BOTOX® as a way to manage a medical condition, then your age will be considered in relation to the disease, or condition, they are treating.

Does BOTOX® look natural?
Compared to plastic surgery BOTOX® will absolutely give you the most natural result. When administered by a certified, experienced professional this amazing neuromodulator will help your face look smooth and free from wrinkles but you will still have movement and expression.

If you are looking for a professional team that has medical integrity and the experience to get the natural look you desire, reach out to our team at Okanagan Skin Centre in beautiful Kelowna, BC for a consultation.

How long will BOTOX® last?
Everyone is different but you can expect your BOTOX® treatment to last about 3-6 months. To extend the life of your injection you should avoid exercising for 24 hours after getting it.

BOTOX® Could Ease Depression, CNN 2020
BOTOX® InjectionsMay Lessen Depression, Science Daily 2020

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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