But believe it or not, Botox was originally designed to be used for medical purposes rather than cosmetic. While it may be an effective wrinkle treatment, that is not the only thing it can do effectively. Here are some unexpected uses for Botox that you might not know about.
As well as removing line and wrinkles, a Botox treatment can cure excessive sweating. This is a common problem that both men and women can develop for a number of reasons. Injecting botox into and around the armpit area can help to block the nerves that produce sweat. Some botox specialists have also started to inject botox other areas where sweat is produced. These can include the face, hands, and feet. Doing this reduces the activity and production of the sweat glands. Patients can see a difference within a week of having the treatment and it’s effects can last between 6-8 months. The Botox treatment will then be repeated to prevent the excessive sweating from returning.
If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, you know how uncomfortable and painful they can be. Imagine what it must feel like to have chronic migraines and headaches. Botox has become an increasingly popular treatment for this condition. Patients who are unable to take certain medications are being recommended this treatment as a last resort. But they are finding it particularly effective. This treatment involves injecting certain areas of the head and neck to relax the muscles and nerve endings. This can target the source of the migraines and headaches and reduce the discomfort dramatically. Allowing them better concentration and functionality at work and home. Again, this may have to be repeated depending on the severity of the condition.
Eye twitching is when the upper eyelid spasms or blinks uncontrollably. This can develop for a number of reasons, from healthy conditions to taking certain medications. It can be very frustrating as the patient cannot do a lot to keep it under control. This is where Botox comes in. Botox can be used to treat eye muscle concerns, including twitching. It does this by relaxing the muscles that are causing the issue. This was one of the original uses for Botox when it was first developed, and the effects are life changing to some patients. The treatment usually lasts around three months, and they have to be topped up to stay effective.
These are just a handful of alternative ways in which Botox can be used. If you have any of these health concerns, ask your doctor whether you would be eligible for Botox treatments. Never administer Botox injections yourself and always have it done by an experienced professional.