Alternative Uses for Botox

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical options for smoothing unwanted facial wrinkles and lines. However, this neuromodulator can be used for more than just eliminating expression lines. Read on to learn more about the ways Botox can treat non-cosmetic issues.


Botox can be used for beating breakouts! It works by reducing oil production and combating those pesky pimples. However, it is advised that Botox only be used for acne when other forms of acne treatments have failed. Botox works best to treat acne on the forehead area.

Overactive Bladder

Many women over the age of 40 suffer from urinary incontinence. For those whose medications did not help, Botox injections may be the answer. It can be injected into the wall of the bladder to provide relief for six months.

Excessive Sweating

Botox can also be used to help treat excessive sweating of the armpits. Also known as axillary hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating can cause discomfort and embarrassment in men and women alike. Botox can help to reduce sweat for up to two years.

Teeth Grinding

Before being used to eliminate facial lines, Botox was used to control involuntary muscle spasms and tension. It works by weakening the chewing muscles that power teeth grinding, without affecting your ability to chew and smile. Results can last up to four months for a pain-free jaw.


For adults who have 15 or more headache days a month, Botox is FDA-approved to help lessen the pain. Botox injections can prevent up to nine headache days a month, allowing sufferers to enjoy a better quality of life.

As you can see, Botox is more versatile than many people think! If you are located in the Boca Raton area and are interested in learning more about alternative uses for Botox, contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa today.

Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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