There’s more to the treatment behind the smooth and sometimes frozen faces of our favourite celebs who look forever 21; the go-to for getting rid of pesky crow’s feet, frown lines, and everything that keeps us further from looking eternally youthful.
Even if you’ve never stepped foot in a facial cosmetic clinic, you’re probably familiar with Botox and what it can do. Despite Botox’s miracle work for wrinkles, the injectable has many other uses too, including ones you’ve probably never heard of. Botox is the brand name for Botulinum toxin type A, a purified protein derived from bacteria that has been used therapeutically for many decades. In fact, long before Botox was approved for cosmetic use, it was approved for medical use! We spoke with Dr. Torgerson, a renowned face, neck, cosmetic surgical and non-surgical specialist, about the top 3 unusual ways botox can be used.
Who knew the key to a perfect jawline is Botox? Jaw reduction surgery use to be the only option for those vying for a more oval or heart shaped face. Now, a simple procedure known as Masseter Botox or Masseter Reduction Botox can help to achieve this. The injections relax the Massester (chewing muscle) decreasing its size, leaving you with a smaller more delicate jawline and a narrower face with no down time— no more contour necessary!
Don’t sweat it! Many don’t know that Botox is most commonly used to treat excessive under arm sweating—so set that speed stick aside. In this instance, areas in and around the armpit are injected to reduce the sweat gland activity by blocking the nerves that control the gland. Most participants notice drastically less sweating for a period of 3 to 9 months. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating in the hands!
Chronic headaches are a pain that sometimes need a little more than popping an aspirin. Botox can be injected into specific areas in the head and neck muscles to reduce their activity and the overactive contractions that are known to be the primary cause for headaches and all your discomfort. Botox injections relax the muscles, ultimately relaxing you in return!
About Dr. Cory Torgerson
Dr. Cory Torgerson is one of Toronto’s foremost facial plastic surgeons. Operating out of his own private Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centre located in the heart of Yorkville, Dr. Torgerson specializes in all things cosmetic from the neck up. Successfully completing over 18 years of post-secondary education, Dr. Torgerson is in an elite group of surgeons, having obtained his M.D., PhD, and FRCSC designations. Dr. Torgerson’s passion for beauty and artistry extends beyond his facial cosmetic work to the realms of fashion, architecture and design. For additional information visit, www.drtorgerson.com.
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*This article was written by Liquid Communications