5 Uses for Botox You Probably Didn't Know

Let’s talk 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 arm pits, 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 lock jaw.


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.



Refractory Overactive Bladder (ROAB)


You may suffer from ROAB because of other health conditions or diseases you may have. After studies showed that pharmacological measures weren’t as effective as they hoped they started doing studies with neurotoxins.


They found that the Botox helps to reduce contractility in the bladder, in turn decreasing the signals sent to your nerves in the bladder to decrease contractility, hence decreasing the signals sent to your bladder triggering you to void.



Chronic Migraines


Chronic migraine symptoms can last anywhere from 8 days to 1 month. While there are medications that are made to attack the triggers of migraines, they are not always effective and chronic migraines can be painful and debilitating.


Neurotoxins have been used to block the neural reaction to the brain which helps decrease the severity of migraines. Some who continue to get Botox for chronic migraines have had a result of no pain or reoccurring migraines due to the consistent block in pain receptors to the brain.


Have any of these symptoms? Book an appointment at averebeauty.com


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