29 May 2012

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for lines and wrinkles and it can be used to target frown lines that form between the eyes, lines that stretch across the forehead and crow’s feet that fan outwards from the eyes. These are all natural signs of ageing, but if they make you feel self-conscious or look older than you feel, you might want to look into our Botox treatments at The Harley Medical Group. It isn’t just lines and wrinkles that Botox can treat though; it also has a number of other benefits. For instance, new research has shown that Botox can be effectively used to treat chronic migraines, which some 700,000 people living in the UK are thought to suffer from. The non-invasive treatment was approved for use on chronic migraines in 2010 and it is thought that the injection works by blocking the pain signals of migraine, or by relaxing the facial muscles. The injection has also been known to work on treating hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. The Botox treatments are injected into the underarms and then work to block the nerve signals that are sent to the sweat glands to produce sweat. Excessive sweating can be incredibly embarrassing and even debilitating for some people, making Botox a life-changing treatment that can temporarily stop the problem. Incontinence can also be temporarily treated with Botox. Specifically, those that have experienced neurological disease and have been left with an overactive bladder can benefit from the treatment, as the Botox can be injected into the muscle to prevent leakage. Those with upper limb spasticity, such as stiffness in the elbows, wrists or fingers, can also be treated with Botox injections to loosen the muscles. Botox is available for the treatment of cervical dystonia to aid with abnormal head position and neck pain, as well as for people with strabismus (eye muscle defects) and (blepharospasm) eyelid spasms. At The Harley Medical Group we can provide Botox treatments for lines and wrinkles and hyperhidrosis – visit the official website now to find out more about these treatments.