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Alternate Uses for Botox® that Aren’t Wrinkle Reduction

Botox® is one of our favorite treatments for wrinkles at Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Our certified nurse injector Shelley Montante, MSN, LNP is a board-certified nurse practitioner with extensive experience using cosmetic injectables like Botox®. She loves helping patients to transform their appearance and build confidence through the many non-surgical treatments we offer.

We love Botox® as a wrinkle treatment, but did you know that it has many other uses too? Learn about the other uses for Botox®. We offer many of these treatments at our Richmond, VA plastic surgery practice.

Hyperhidrosis- Botox® Can Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating

Botox® is an FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis. It works by relaxing the overactive nerves that signal the body to release perspiration. A single Botox® treatment can provide a reduction in sweat production under the arms for 3-6 months. With a repeat treatment, patients can achieve results for up to 9 months.

Botox® for hyperhidrosis helps our patients to feel more comfortable and confident in social situations. It also helps to prevent soaked or stained clothing and underarm infections.

Chin Crease- Botox® Can Relax Lower Chin Dimples and Creases

Chin creases are caused by the mentalis muscles. Botox® can relax these muscles and help to smooth chin creases and lower chin dimples. Results typically last 3-6 months per treatment.

Jowls- Botox® Smooths Jowls and Enhances the Jawline

The depressor anguli oris muscle helps to lower the corners of the mouth. By relaxing this muscle, we can raise the corners of the mouth, reducing the appearance of jowls and smoothing the appearance of the jawline.

Enlarged Masseter Muscles- Botox® Can Slim Bulky, Square Jawlines

The masseter muscle is used for chewing. In some patients, this muscle becomes enlarged and creates a bulky, square jawline. Botox® can relax the masseter muscle, over time causing it to become smaller. This slims and narrows the face. It can take time to see results after your first treatment, but once the ideal jawline is achieved, it can be maintained with regular Botox® treatments.

Other Uses for Botox®

In addition to the many alternate uses for Botox® offered at our practice, Botox® is also used by medical providers around the world to treat conditions including:

  • Migraines
  • Overactive bladder
  • Uncontrolled blinking and eye spasms
  • Crossed eyes (strabismus)
  • Muscle stiffness and movement disorders
  • Drooling and excessive saliva

Botox® in Richmond, VA- What to Expect from a Botox® Treatment

Fade wrinkles on the forehead and face, reduce sweating or enhance your jawline with Botox® at Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. To schedule your first treatment, call our office, and our friendly staff will help you set up your first appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Before your first treatment, you’ll meet with us to discuss your goals for Botox® and to ensure this injectable treatment is right for you. During this consultation, we’ll create a treatment plan. Our expert injector will determine which areas need Botox® and how much to use. She’ll also help you determine how often you’ll need injections and how long results will last. If you have questions, please ask!

The injections themselves only take a few minutes. Many injections are given, but most patients tolerate the process well. If needed, we can use a numbing cream in some situations.

After treatment, you can return home immediately. Patients often return to work the very same day. Results take a few days to appear, longer in some treatment uses. Typically, Botox® results last for 3-6 months.

Call us to schedule your Botox® treatment at Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics today. Botox® is so much more than just a wrinkle treatment.