The Many (Surprising) Uses of Botox Injections
The wrinkle-fighting power of Botox is world-renowned. But Botox injections boast a long list of benefits beyond anti-aging. From Botox for Migraines to Botox for lips, here’s more:
Botox for Migraines
The FDA approved the use of Botox for Migraines in 2010. The treatment involves injecting Botox at around 12 week intervals into the neck, shoulders, temples and forehead. Research has shown that Botox treatment can result in two less migraine episodes a month for chronic migraine sufferers. How Botox works for Migraines is not well understood. It’s suspected that Botox injections likely interrupt the signal from the nerve cells to the muscles.
Botox for Lips (Gummy Smile)
Botox can be used on the lips to correct a gummy smile, a condition that occurs when excessive upper lip elevation during smiling reveals too much of the gums. Botox injections can prevent the retractor muscles of the upper lip from rising above the upper teeth and result in a more well-balanced smile. Botox results for gummy smile typically last around three months.
Botox for Overactive Bladder or Incontinence
Using Botox to help with overactive bladder has been big news lately. A recent study found that Botox may work better for severe urge incontinence than than a surgically implanted nerve stimulator. That’s great for people who are looking for an FDA-approved method to fight incontinence without the whole host of risks and downtime that usually accompany surgery. Another study showed that the use of Botox decreased urinary leakage from five times a day to three in 70% of women.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis (Profuse Sweating)
Botox has FDA-approved benefit for a condition called primary axillary hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating under the arms When Botox is injected just under the surface of the skin under the arm, the nerves that connects to the eccrine glands (responsible for producing sweat) are blocked. This process has been shown to decrease sweating under the arm by 82-87%. Botox Results for profuse underarm sweat generally last up to a year. The treatment can also be useful for cold and sweaty hands and feet, and works similarly to using Botox for axillary hyperhidrosis.
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