Surprising Places You Can Get Botox
Botox is one of the most sought after cosmetic treatments on the market due to its versatility and ability to smooth out wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. Also, it can have many benefits when it comes to bettering sweating, spasms and migraines. While majority of people who get Botox do so for cosmetic reasons, there are some unexpected body parts patients are getting injected as well.
The first unlikely body part people use Botox to treat is the scalp. The reason why people might get Botox on the scalp is to stop excessive sweating. The procedure is only 15 minutes and its blocks the communication between the nerve and the sweat gland, thus preventing the glands from sweating. With Botox it can prevent one’s hair from looking greasier faster.
Another part of the body an individual could get Botox is the neck. Injecting the neck area is a great solution to lift the banding skin of the neck that gradually appears as a part of aging. The part of the neck that the Botox is injected is the platysma muscle that runs down the length of the neck. After the procedure the results should consist of smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. However, this procedure requires a very experienced doctor.
A third spot that Botox could potentially be injected is the armpit. An individual suffering from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating during exercise. The procedure is perfect to eliminate baseline sweating in the area. However, this means that the body will sweat in other places, just not in the armpits. Most patients can say that their results will last 3-5 months.
Furthermore, hands and feet can be treated with Botox as well. Hyperhidrosis is a common problem in the hands and feet as well, which could be more uncomfortable than the armpits. Similar to injecting in the scalp, treating the hands (usually the fingers) and soles with Botox can aid in blocking the chemical signals of the nerves that stimulates sweat glands. Although this treatment can be very beneficial one should take into consideration the cost which can be quite pricey.
Surprisingly enough, one could get their stomach injected with Botox to aid in weight loss. Although this is one of the riskier ways to use Botox and it has not much scientific research to back it up, there is still potential for it to work. However, the paralysis of the muscles and vagus nerve can lead to vomiting, digestive problems and breathing issues. For this reason, it requires sedation and the insertion of an endoscope in the mouth, oesophagus and stomach.