Botox is well known for its use around the facial area of the body for correcting wrinkles and to help with aging. There are however many other less well known uses for Botox which we shall discuss in this article:
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating in layman terms is an embarrassing problem for many people worldwide. Botox can help with this problem by disabling the sweat glands temporarily for up to half a year. This will result in a drastic reduction in perspiration. This process is medically approved by the FDA for use on the armpits.
Spasms in the eye:
It is a rare condition, but Botox can relax the muscles that cause this twitching. This will also help to reduce uncontrolled blinking. Funnily enough Botox used for reducing wrinkles, which it is most commonly known for, stems from when doctors used Botox to stop eye spasms. Doctors realised that when reducing eye spasms using Botox they also reduced wrinkles in the same area when people smiled. Essentially this is how Botox to treat anti wrinkles came about.
Urologists often use Botox to relax the muscles in the bladder, this reduces the sense of urgency and will help to increase the capacity of the bladder. If you are considering this treatment do take care in discussing this with a specialist.
Botox can be used to treat migraines. If you have more than 15 days a month of migraines, Botox injections to the head and neck can help to prevent these migraines.This may require injections every three montsh or so.
If you are considering any of these tretaments ensure you consult the appropriate specialist for expert advice.