There are many different uses for botox nowadays and people doesn't mind the botox prices for this wonder drug but is looking at the many uses it has which is not just for wrinkles anymore but some of the common ailments in our daily lives.
1. Reducing Wrinkles
These injections are also famous for reducing wrinkles in the forehead (also known as frown lines). Some dermatologists also prescribes botox cream to help with a patient's skin rejuvenation. Some people have it injected in their butts to enhance their physical features. It has also been used in their breasts.
2. Cushion for Your Heels
For comfort in wearing heels. Botox is said to be injected in the balls of the feet for runway models to wear those killer high heels more comfortably. Also some men with excessive sweaty feet are having injections to cure excessive sweating.
3. Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating
For sweaty underarms. After your armpits are shaved, then cornstarch is applied. Lodine is applied next. After several minutes, you will start to perspire and the cornstarch mixed with the iodine makes the sweat purple. Once the sweating has started the doctor should do a series of quick injections of botox into the armpits.
4. Reducing Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms. Some of the different types of spasms that can be treated are involuntary eyelid closure, eye twitching, face jaw and neck spasms, vocal chords spasms and even stuttering can be lessened with these injections.
5. Treatment of Bruxism
For people with bruxism or teeth grinding during their sleep. As it is injected to the jaw for their jaws to relaxes hence helping with the patient's bruxism or teeth grinding.
6. Treatment of Migraines
This has also been the treatment for many years for migraine headaches. It has officially been FDA approved. How does getting these injections work? Well the doctors make an injection into the forehead, neck and shoulders where the patient is experiencing pain and some tension. The botulinum toxin is thought to reduce headaches because it reduces the muscle tension that is causing the headache to turn into a migraine. It is also creating less stress on the nervous system. Decreasing stress on the nervous system not only prevents migraines from developing, headaches occur less often because the injections are supposed to block pain receptors in nerve cells.
7. Incontinence or Overactive Bladder
This treatment can also be used to help with incontinence (frequent urination or overactive bladder). Urinary incontinence is caused by spasms of the bladder. There are many other options that can help with these types of spasms, but none that are quite as effective. In the long run many of the people that are taking these medications will most likely stop taking them because they do not work as well. The reason that people have begun to turn to injections as a treatment, is because they do not want to ultimately be left in diapers. The injections relax the bladder, giving the patients more control.
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