Botox is great for Anti-Ageing but what else is it used for?

Botox is great for Anti-Ageing but what else is it used for?

24 June 2016

Botox is great for Anti-Ageing but what else is it used for?

If you’ve ever had Botox, you’ll know just how effective it is at improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But the popular Anti-Ageing treatment is not just a good Anti-Ageing solution – it can also be used to treat a number of conditions.

  • Migraines

If you suffer from severe migraines (more than 15 a month) you may be prescribed a course of Botox treatment. There are certain requirements you’ll have to meet to be eligible for Botox to cure migraines, including the number of migraines suffered every month as well as their duration (at least four hours each).

  • Hyperhidrosis

More commonly known as excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis can have a deep impact on the sufferer’s self-confidence and self-esteem. The good thing is that you don’t have to suffer in silence; Botox can be injected directly into the target area to significantly improve the condition.

  • Arthritis

Arthritis can be extremely painful for the sufferer. Botox can be used as an effective pain relief for the condition, paralysing the patient’s muscle and specifically targeting the affected joint’s pain nerves to alleviate unnecessary pain.

  • Obesity

A study was conducted in Norway with 20 participants who were classed as morbidly obese. After having been given three internal Botox injections into their lower stomach, 75 per cent of the individuals went on to lose a significant amount of weight.

  • Peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients

Taking certain drugs during a course of chemotherapy can sometimes result in the patient developing peripheral neuropathy – a condition which affects arm and leg movement as well as the nerves in the bowels and the bladder. Botox can be used to alleviate some of the nerve pain.

  • Incontinence

Botox can also be used to successfully treat an overactive bladder and urinary incontinence, reducing the condition for the sufferer.

  • Eye muscle disorders

In 1989, the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of Botox to treat certain eye muscle disorders: Blepharospasm, a condition which causes the sufferer to experience constant eyelid spasms, and Strabismus, which causes the sufferer to experience problems with focusing.

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