Botox can certainly help to eliminate wrinkles and improve the signs of aging. Yet it can also do much more than that. Botox doesn't only eliminate wrinkles around the eyes and mouth; it can actually help to relieve excessive sweating. This is because Botox can inhibit the chemical acetycholine, which stimulates the sweat glands. Botox is an FDA approved treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Also, a study featured in Medical Daily reports that those with acne may also benefit from Botox injections.
Not many plastic surgeons are using Botox to treat acne and other skin issues of this nature at present, but one Chicago-based plastic surgeon wrote an article about this added benefit of Botox in the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology, claiming that it is extremely effective. The author of this article says that instead of using botulinum toxin A to freeze the muscles that are causing face wrinkles, he injects the toxin into the skin. This treats sebum production and large pores, reducing the production of acne.
Botox has also been known to relieve muscle spasms. Studies show that the medical procedure can help those who are suffering from dystonia, a muscle disorder that causes painful spasms. The botulinum medication is able to relax the muscles that are causing the spasms, thereby eliminating the discomfort. This procedure is also FDA-approved. Also, some children with cerebral palsy showed improved range of motion and reduced spasticity after receiving Botox injections.
Botox can also help to reduce migraine headaches. Patients who have received the procedure often claim that they have had fewer migraines, and studies have even confirmed this correlation. In fact, using Botox to reduce migraine headaches is a procedure that has been approved by the FDA. Botox is injected into the forehead, neck, and shoulder and releases tension in the muscles, which will relieve strain on the nervous system.
Botox can also help with bladder control, according to The National Institutes of Health, or with vision when injected into the muscles of the eye. The injectable can also help to relieve pain during intimacy in women, and can aid in post-stroke recovery. If you are interested in a Botox injection for any of these reasons, speak with your primary physician. If you want to improve the wrinkles of your face, speak with Dr. Gorodisky for more information. Contact the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today!