5 Surprising Things That Botox Injections Can Help Treat
If you think of Botox as just a cosmetic treatment, you’re missing out on its many other uses. Botox can help treat various medical conditions, from migraines to excessive sweating. Here are five surprising things that Botox can help treat.
What Is Botox & How Does It Work?
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles by disrupting the nerve signaling processes that stimulate muscle contraction. When injected into specific muscles, botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscle cells from contracting.
What Other Conditions Can Botox Treat Aside From Wrinkles?
As if wrinkle-free skin wasn’t incentive enough to consider Botox treatments, this popular cosmetic procedure can also help alleviate a range of other conditions.
Excessive Underarm Sweating
Botox blocks the nerve signals that tell the sweat glands to produce sweat. This can help reduce sweating for people with severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. When injected into the skin, it blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine. This chemical is responsible for the production of sweat. By blocking its release, Botox reduces the amount of sweat produced. The FDA approved Botox to treat excessive sweating in 2004.
Botox is used to treat chronic migraines by blocking the nerve signals that cause the muscles surrounding the blood vessels in the head to contract. This prevents the release of chemicals that can cause pain and inflammation. Botox injections are typically given in the head and neck region every 12 weeks to dull or control excessive migraine headaches.
Botox is not a standard acne treatment, but it can sometimes be effective. It works by reducing the amount of oil produced by the sebaceous glands, which can help to clear up the skin. Botox can also be used in some cases to curb the muscle tension around acne scars and soften the scar’s puckering.
Non-Surgical Nose Job
A non-surgical nose job is an excellent option if you want to improve your nose’s appearance without surgery. A non-surgical nose job is performed by injecting botox into the muscles around your nose. This will help to reduce the appearance of bumps and improve the shape of your nose.
Severely Cold Hands
If you are experiencing severe cold hands, your doctor may recommend Botox. A doctor will inject a patient’s hands with botox to help reduce the sensation of coldness. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause the hands to feel cold. This treatment is usually effective for up to three months.
How to Find a Certified Botox Doctor
To ensure the safety of patients, only licensed medical professionals such as doctors or nurses should provide Botox® treatments. Dr. Pavlou has over 12 years of experience injecting Botox® in Vancouver and has performed thousands of BOTOX® cosmetic treatments. Our entire team of doctors and nurse injectors is highly trained, leading industry experts with an unmatched commitment to excellence in patient care. Contact us today for a consultation!