Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Many Uses of Botox

By Carrie Serienz

Though most often recognized as an aesthetic procedure, Botox is also used for a variety of conditions and is a popular solution for excessive underarm sweating. It is used to treat jaw clenching and teeth grinding. It is a great way to smooth out wrinkles, however Botox is good for various other physical and aesthetic complaints. A more youthful appearance can be a result of Botox treatment, but so can sculpting of your features, easing of physical pain, and even improvement to your smile. Here are a variety of uses for Botox:

Overactive Bladder

Yes, Botox can even help a problematic and embarrassing medical condition. A small amount is injected into the muscles of the bladder by a doctor; this helps them relax and prevents the contraction that causes the need to urinate frequently. It is a fairly simple procedure with results that can last more than six months. This treatment improves the quality of life for those who undergo it, and makes them feel much more comfortable overall.

Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating can turn out to be irritating as well as embarrassing at the same time. You may experience sweating in various parts of your body. The underarms and face are the two most common places in your body for sweating. Every person wants to get rid of this embarrassing problem as soon as possible. Hyperhidrosis is the term for the condition of too much sweating. There can be other reasons, but sometimes the problem is the result of a medical condition. The treatment can be effective only for 12 to 15 months and if you want the same result after that you will have to go for the injections again.


Pain relief from migraines is another benefit of Botox. The debilitating pain that results from this condition is understood by anyone who has ever suffered from a migraine. It is not known exactly how it works, but Botox injections can treat pain from migraines. It might work by blocking the sensory nerves where your brain receives pain signals - a simple procedure to treat migraines. It seems that the toxin reduces sensitivity to the migraine pain by relaxing the muscles. Instances of migraine have been reported to drop by half or more, by those who use Botox to treat them.

Research shows that the current number one anti-ageing weapon used by celebrities is still Botox. The skin can develop a stiff, marble-like look, so the trick is not too use too much. Use Botox sparingly to ensure natural-looking results, as any good doctor knows.

If surgery is not your thing, cosmetic, aesthetic and wellness procedures have advanced to such a degree that specialists are now able to take years off your face in just a few hours - without being invasive. The fact is that these days, there are more options than ever when it comes to looking and feeling younger.

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