Botox has now become one of the most common cosmetic procedures to reduce wrinkles. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), there has been a 5.1 percent rise in botox procedures since 2017. And every year, more than 1.5 million people undertake botox injections.

Has more than just aesthetic benefits:

When we think of Botox, we automatically think of its aesthetic benefits. But it does more than reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Here are some of the FDA Approved benefits/uses of Botox.

To treat excessive sweating:

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive, uncontrollable sweating. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, more than 5% of the world's population suffers from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. Dr. Wei Jin Loo, a ThreeBestRated Dermatologist from London, explains injecting a small amount of Botox can disable the sweat glands and prevent them from overproducing.

Treat Migraines:

Migraine is easily one of the common conditions that affect 1 in every 5 women and 1 in every 15 men. With severe headaches paired with nausea and irritability, it can cause severe discomfort. Migraine is caused by certain muscle spasms around the brain. Injecting Botox around the head and neck can help relax these muscles. According to experts, it usually takes about 31 injections, and the effect will last for over three months.


Strabismus or crossed-eyes is one of the most common eye problems in children, affecting nearly 4% of 4 to 6-year-olds. Treating crossed eyes is one of the very first uses of Botox. Injecting botox into selected extraocular muscles can reduce the misalignment of the eyes.

Other than the above-mentioned uses, botox is also used to treat neck, shoulder and jaw pain, and to reduce acne. And every day, researchers are finding new uses for this wonderful drug, proving that it can make people feel better both inside and out.

Author's Bio: 

Sara Wilson is the Social Media Specialist for ThreeBestRated®. She is also an aspiring writer/blogger who enjoys writing pieces about health and lifestyle. In her free time, you can either find her reading a book in the comfort of her own room or on the roads, exploring new places.