There are many benefits to receiving Botox injections that can go beyond the simple treatment of wrinkles – though of course, the drug works wonders for that too! Botox works because it paralyzes or weakens particular muscles in the body; it also works by blocking impulses to selected nerves. While Botox is typically only known as an anti-aging treatment, studies have shown that it works wonders in the treatment of numerous other medical conditions.
For example, migraine sufferers will be happy to know that Botox injections can help to lessen the pain of migraine headaches. Recent studies have shown that migraine sufferers who received Botox reported fewer of these debilitating headaches. The US Food and Drug Administration has even approved the procedure for the treatment of migraines when it is injected into the forehead, neck and shoulder. These injections release tension in the muscles which in turn will relieve strain on the body’s nervous system. This lessens migraine pain.
Additionally, Botox injections have been FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating. Botox stops excess production of sweat by inhibiting acetycholine, which is the chemical that stimulates the body’s sweat glands. Studies have also shown that the drug can be effective in reducing arthritis pain. The Mayo Clinic and Allergen, the manufacturer of Botox, found that injecting Botox into specific muscle areas temporarily paralyzes those muscles. This helps to relieve unwanted aches and spasms. The procedure is another that is FDA-approved.
Other studies have shown that Botox can help children with cerebral palsy. Botox was injected into children’s gastrocnemius muscle, which is the back part of the leg, and it reduced spasticity and improved ankle range of motion as well as walking patterns in these children. Botox has also been used lately in the treatment of overactive bladders in some patients, and the National Institute of Health reports that physicians are using it more and more for this issue. Patients are given the injections directly, which increase the capacity of their bladders. Studies show that the effects of these injections can actually last up to several months.
Botox has even been effective in treating patients with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries, as these conditions typically leave patients with bladder problems. As well, the drug can relieve “lazy eye,” or strabismus. In small doses, Botox can temporarily paralyze eye muscles. Each treatment can last up to several months and can even cause a permanent change in eye alignment.
Botox is truly a miracle drug for our times, able to treat all kinds of medical conditions – but most importantly, it’s the simplest and most effective non-invasive cosmetic treatment for aging that’s on the market today. Make an appointment with a professional and see what kinds of changes you can make in your life with Botox!
This is a guest post submitted by Brooklynn Donaghue, a Mississauga-based beauty blogger who’s always on the hunt for the GTA’s best Botox providers. She recently discovered Skin Vitality Clinic in Mississauga while searching for cosmetic treatments available in the area and was thrilled with her experience there. She highly recommends it to all her readers.