Botox: It's More Than A Wrinkle Treatment

Health & Medical Blog

Botox is best known as a treatment for wrinkles. It can be injected into the forehead, to the side of the eyebrows, or even to the sides of the mouth in order to ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in these areas. While these are good uses for Botox, they are not the only ones. It does also have some uses that are more medical and less cosmetic in nature. Take a look:

Neck Spasm Relief

Do you ever have muscles in your neck that spasm and tighten to the degree that you're barely able to turn your head? This is something that can be managed with Botox. Botox works by temporarily deactivating the nerve endings associated with muscle contractions. So, if it is injected into the neck muscles that are spasming, they will generally stop spasming and contracting. People usually get a few months of relief from one round of Botox. It is not unheard of for someone to get Botox in their neck muscles once and not have neck spasms again after that. Sometimes, all it takes is to break the cycle.

Migraine Relief

Migraines are complex, and doctors do not yet fully understand what causes them. However, it does seem clear that they are at least worsened by tension across the forehead or across the back of the head. As such, getting Botox in these areas can help make migraines less serious and less frequent. When using Botox for migraines, patients often start off getting shots pretty frequently, but they can cut down on the frequency as time goes on and their migraines come under better control. Botox is often used in conjunction with other migraine treatments, and not as a replacement for them.

Sweaty Palms

Do your palms sweat when you get nervous, anxious, or even sad? This can be embarrassing, and it can also get in the way of you gripping and holding things. A couple of shots of Botox in key areas in your palms can reduce your sweating. The Botox will stop the muscles associated with your sweat glands from contracting, so they won't push as much sweat through to the surface. Most patients need regular treatments to keep their sweating at bay.

If you struggle with any of the three problems mentioned above, talk to your doctor. They can tell you more about Botox shots and whether they're a good option for you. 

For more info about Botox injections, contact a local professional.


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