For years, Botox has been commonly known as an anti-aging facial treatment used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of happy patients who have beautiful, life-changing results when they see the difference in their face after just one treatment!
However, studies are showing that Botox is gaining a lot of traction for treating other very common and tough medical conditions, such as migraine headaches, excessive perspiration, muscle aches and pains, and more.
If you suffer from any of these common health conditions, perhaps Botox is an option for you.
Migraine headaches & TMJ
After receiving Botox injections, migraine sufferers have experienced fewer episodes of migraine headaches. Not only this, but those who have suffered from some sort of migraine headache have mentioned it being a lot less severe than before receiving Botox injections.
How it works: When Botox is injected into the forehead, neck and shoulder, it releases muscle tension, which then relieves nerves and the nervous system from stress. This reduces the pain and incidence of migraine headaches. Of course, if the migraines are hormone related, we address this by balancing hormones.
Migraines can also be related to TMJ. Botox can be injected into the appropriate muscles along the masseter and jaw, which gives tremendous relief for TMJ. We have treated hundreds of patients which has decreased their chronic pain dramatically and in turn, has improved their lives greatly.
Yes, if you suffer from hyperhydrosis, or excessive perspiration, you could be a candidate for Botox.
How it works: When Botox is injected under the arms, it stops the production of sweat by inhibiting the production of acetylecholine. This is the neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands, causing us to sweat so when it is inhibited, perspiration is decreased substantially.
Muscle aches & pains
If you suffer from arthritis pain or painful muscle spasms, Botox could be your new best friend. According to research, studies have shown that receiving injections into these muscles can have a vast improvement in pain.
How it works: When Botox is injected into specific muscle areas, it temporarily relaxes those muscles, thereby relieving unwanted aches and pains.
Twitching of the eyelid
Eye twitches can be treated effectively with delicately placed Botox injections. Just as Botox relaxes larger muscles, it does the same for your eyelids as well.
How it works: Injected in much smaller doses, Botox temporarily freezes eye muscles, reducing twitching.
In my practice, we use Botox for multiple purposes, not just its aesthetic uses for fine lines and wrinkles. Because of my 20 plus years of experience as a medical doctor, I feel that if we can treat other conditions, such as migraines, TMJ and hyperhydrosis conservatively, we should certainly offer it to our patients. If you have or someone you know has any of these conditions, or would simply like to open up your face and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you may want to consider a conservative treatment of Botox. Learn more about Botox and other injectable options here.
If you are interested in Botox or other injectables, such as Xeomin, schedule your consultation today.