5 Uses for Botox You Probably Didn't Know

Updated: Aug 16

Let’s talk about neurotoxins or most commonly labeled as Botox. Anti-aging medications are used to help slow down the process of aging by “freezing” the muscles to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.


Yes, we do love to use these medications to make us wrinkle free, but did you know that there are tons of different ways that neurotoxins can be beneficial for you?


Below we are going to explain some other conditions that any one of us may suffer from and how we may be able to help. If you have questions or think one of these treatments might be right for you, contact us to schedule!


Adult Spasticity


As we age mobility can become harder to do and adults may experience muscle spasms or spasticity. The cause of spasticity is a result of nerve cells sending wrong signals to your muscles leading to stiffness and spasms.


Neurotoxins can be injected into the problem area muscles to help block the signals to the brain that cause those specific muscles to tighten, hence leading to a decrease in pain. Patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and stroke patients may benefit from treatment options like this.



Hyperhidrosis


Hyperhidrosis is a condition known as excessive sweating. Over-active sweat glands can lead to the result of constantly sweating armpits, feet, hands, etc.


Botox or other neurotoxins can be injected into the muscles of the problem areas to block the receptors so sweating in these areas stop/or decrease significantly.



Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)


What is TMJ? Have you ever caught yourself constantly clenching your jaw for no reason?


You may suffer from this, so listen up friends! TMJ is a condition when you suffer from excessive jaw clenching leading to headaches, pain, teeth grinding, and lockjaw.


Botox can be injected into the masseters of the jaw on either side. The goal of this is to help aid the muscles in the jaw from clenching and becoming stiff and in turn will ease your pain, tension in your face, and headaches.