Botox can combat wrinklesÂ…and seven other problems
18 July 2014As the go-to solution for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, Botox has made quite a name for itself in the beauty industry Â– but its remedies donÂ’t stop there. According to Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Greenwald, there are seven other benefits of Botox Â– we bet youÂ’ll be surprised with the results!
- Managing a leaky bladder. FDA-approved, Botox is used to reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence as a result of neurological injuries. Simply injecting Botox muscle relaxant in the bladder can help control an overactive bladder; a common condition experienced by one in five adults aged 40 and over.
- Minimising severe sweating. Injections of Botox in the underarm area have been known to curb sweating within one week Â– with the effects lasting approximately seven months.
- Alleviating migraines. Using this muscle relaxant has been found to relieve migraine headaches (specifically those who suffer from migraines around 15 times or more a month).
- Treating MS-related hand tremors. Researchers in Australia noted that Botox can ease hand tremors Â– along with improving the patientÂ’s writing ability.
- Provide relief for teeth grinding. An injection of Botox into the temporomandibular joint can alleviate the chewing muscles to reduce teeth grinding (for about four months).
- Allay depression. A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research of May 2014 highlighted that more than half of the participants in the study experienced a significant improvement in their symptoms (following a single Botox injection between the eyebrows).
- Reducing arthritis pain in the knee. After receiving a Botox injection directly into the knee, researchers noted improved joint function and reduced osteoarthritis pain.