We love our Botox! Everyone knows those angry lines, worries lines, and crows feet can magically disappear after we visit out beloved doctor for a few drops of Vitamin B (AKA Botox!) But Botox treats more than wrinkles!
But did you also know that Botox can diminish nasty migraines and lift your depression??
Well allow me to briefly explain what Botox actually is and how it performs miracles.
Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are also other brand names, such as Dysport and Xeomin.
Botox relaxes the muscles that cause your skin to wrinkle by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Ahhh…..
So what else can Botox do for me you ask?
The beauty of Botox is that the same signal-blocking effect it has on the muscles of the face works also works on other areas of the body.
So here’s the list:
1. Botox stops sweating (hyperhydrosis)
Armpit stains be gone! In as little as one week, Botox injections in the underarm area work to reduce excessive sweating and effects last about seven months.
2. Botox relieves depression.
In May 2014, a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research reported that more than half of the study participants demonstrated a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression after having just one Botox injection in between the brows.
3. Botox treats jaw pain (TMJ)
Botox can be used “off-label” to relax the muscles of mastication and reduce teeth grinding (bruxism). Botox is injected into the jaw muscle and the effect lasts about four months. It also shrinks the jaw muscle creating a softer jawline.
4. Botox treats urinary incontinence
Botox injected into the bladder acts as a muscle relaxant. The FDA has already approved such treatment for use in reducing episodes of urinary incontinence due to neurological injuries, and it may also help control an overactive bladder.
5. Botox treats joint pain
Research has shown that injecting Botox directly into the knee can improve joint function and decrease pain caused by osteoarthritis.
6. Botox minimizes hand tremors
Australian researchers have shown that injecting Botox into the hand area can help ease tremors associated with multiple sclerosis.
7. Botox treats migraines.
In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches in adults.
So, there you have it folks. Botox really is a wonder drug! But remember it is a drug and should only be used by trained professionals.
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