Botox® is More Than just Cosmetic

There is a good chance that you have heard of Botox®. This injectable has been leading the injectable aesthetics market for years, especially when it comes to smoothing out wrinkles on the face. Millions of people undergo the procedure every year. Botox® is botulinum toxin which helps to stop the muscles from contracting. Thus, this prevents wrinkles from forming, giving you a smooth, fresh face. What many people don’t know is that Botox® is more than just a quick resolution to signs of aging, it actually has many other purposes as well.

What are the Uses for Botox®?

Since the purpose of Botox® is to restrict muscle contractions, there have been many uses developed for this injectable. Although the most popular use for Botox® is to minimize wrinkles and deep lines on the face, the injectable has many more purposes. Some of these might surprise you.


  • Migraine Treatment
  • Muscle Stiffness/Spasms
  • Crossed Eyes
  • Uncontrollable Blinking
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Drooling/Excess Saliva

As you can see from this list Botox® is a very versatile product that can help with many different problems we face. Though it is helpful to get rid of wrinkles on the face, its uses expand far beyond that. If you have been dealing with any problems that fall into this category, talking to a doctor such as Dr. Shauna Diggs can help you to find if Botox® is a good option for you.

Is Botox® Right for Me?

If you are in good health and dealing with any concerns such as migraines, muscle spasms, eye problems, or even deep lines and wrinkles in the face, then you can benefit from a Botox® treatment. The treatment itself is very quick, only taking around ten to twenty minutes. The treatments require little-to-no downtime so daily activities can be resumed right away. Although very rare, some side effects of Botox® could include bruising, nausea, redness, temporary facial weakness, and possible flu-like symptoms. It is important to note all the possible side effects of any treatment before deciding to get it done.

If you feel interested in a Botox treatment then talk to Dr. Shauna Diggs, she will talk with you about your wants and goals from the treatment in order to create a plan for you. Dr. Diggs is a leading dermatologist specializing in cosmetic procedures if you want to schedule a consultation contact her office today.