Besides the use of treating wrinkles of the face, there are many implications for the use of Botox e.g. spasticity of muscle in the arms, hands and neck. Botox can also be useful in the treatment of spastic bladder, spasms of muscles around the eyes and squint eyes or migraine. Also, for depression a positive effect has been measured after the use of Botox treatment of facial wrinkles.
After injecting Botox under the skin in the axilla, a significant reduction of sweating is to be expected for 4 to 6 months. Also, teeth grinding can be reduced by weakening the masticatory muscles.
The most popular cosmetic use of Botox is the treatment of frown, forehead and crowfeet wrinkles. Through selectively paralyzing specific muscles in the face, changes/improvements can be made in the position and shape of the eyebrow, the bunny lines, the ‘gummy smile”, the corner of the mouth, dimples in the chin and bands in the neck.