Botox treatments are commonly used as an anti-ageing measure by those looking to prevent and/or counteract fine lines and wrinkles. However, it’s proving to be an effective treatment for many other health and bodily concerns that you might not have heard of before.
Sometimes related to stress, grinding ones teeth during sleep stems from tension in the jaw. It leads to deterioration of the teeth, not to mention a sore and achy jaw that can make it difficult and painful to speak and eat in the morning. Botox injections have proven to relax the tension in the jaw, providing relief to those who suffer from this kind of symptom of stress.
While not common knowledge, Botox injections into the bladder has been shown to provide relief for those who suffer from over-activity. By relaxing the muscles controlling the bladder, Botox reduces the need to ‘go’ so frequently by increasing its storage capacity.
While the reasons remain uncertain, it is has become clear the Botox injections have a desensitising effect on pain receptors. Such treatments, strategically injected has proven to dramatically reduce migraines for those who suffer the ongoing condition.
It remains a controversial debate among specialists, however, some have suggested that Botox can be used as a non-invasive alternative to a breast lift surgery. Those who advocate it’s effectiveness, suggest that injections can relax the pectoral muscles which can pull on the shoulders and cause sagging. The release of muscle tightening means the shoulders no longer slouch and breast are, therefore, lifted.
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
While it can be quite embarrassing to those who suffer from it, hyperhidrosis can be treated, albeit temporarily, by regular Botox. The injections limit the body’s hormonal trigger that activates the sweat glands. In fact, studies have shown patients noticed an 82-87% reduction in their excess sweating!
Botox is becoming a frequently used method to treat muscular spasms such as twitching eyes, or uncontrollable blinking and clenched fists (writer’s cramp) by relaxing the muscles that are overworking.
Strabismus (lazy eye).
Strabismus is a condition where the muscles in the eye are out of balance, causing it turn inwards or out, and can even effect vision. By relaxing the muscles through direct injection into the white of the eye, Botox has shown to act as a temporary treatment to those with the condition.
This condition involves muscle contractions in the neck which are known to be extremely painful for the sufferer. Botox injections can assist in relaxing these contractions and has been shown in some patients to provide relief some ongoing symptoms.
While psoriasis remains incurable at the point in time, Botox can help in the ongoing treatment of the condition. It acts by minimising inflammatory cells meaning the rash and irritated skin can be lessened.