7 Surprising Facts About Botox

October 16th, 2019 by Dr. Michael Glass

If You Think You Know Everything There Is to Know About Botox, Think Again


If you follow cosmetic treatment trends, you probably know a lot about Botox already. However, you might be surprised to learn some of the following interesting facts about this amazing injectable:

  1. Botox can be Used to Treat Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be successfully treated with Botox. Botox works by preventing overactive nerves from signaling the sweat glands. As a result, this popular cosmetic procedure is a great way to treat sweaty palms, underarms, and even foreheads.

  1.   Celebrities Get Creative with Botox

In Hollywood, Botox is used for far more than just preventing wrinkles.

In fact, A-listers have been known to use it for treating the foot pain associated with high heels, giving breasts a temporary boost, and eliminating gummy smiles.

  1.   Botox Treats Migraines

In 2010, Botox was approved to treat adults who suffer from chronic migraines. Doctors believe it works by blocking neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from the brain to nerve endings around the neck and head.

  1.   More Men than Ever Are Getting Botox

Although Botox is more commonly associated with women, statistics show that it’s definitely grown in popularity among men over the past 15 years. For instance, between 2000 and 2015, the number of men getting Botox injections increased by a whopping 337%.

  1.   Botox Doesn’t Work on Wrinkles Caused by Sun Damage

Wrinkles caused by sun damage occur on the skin’s surface. Because Botox works on the muscles beneath the skin’s surface, it can’t treat sun damage-related wrinkles. If sun damage is a concern to you, we recommend a chemical peel or an IPL Photofacial instead.

  1.   Botox Works on Bladders

Botox can be used to treat Overactive Bladder (OAB), a condition characterized by bladder leakage and an urgent need to go to the bathroom right away. Botox minimizes the effects of this condition by decreasing muscular contractions of the bladder.

  1.   You Can Get an Amazing Deal on Botox Right Now

At Esteem Medical Spa, we’re currently running a Botox promotion for new patients: 25 units of Botox for just $249!

To take advantage of this special deal, contact our office today for your complimentary Botox consultation.

How Can I Schedule My Complimentary Botox Consultation at Esteem Medical Spa?

To schedule your complimentary consultation at Esteem Medical Spa, call us at 775.204.3508. We’re conveniently located in Reno at 6522 S. McCarran Boulevard.