In its traditional use, most people know of Botox as a treatment used to reduce wrinkles in an effort to make patients look younger. What many don’t know is that Botox has a whole list of other beneficial uses too, some of which may just surprise you.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be extremely uncomfortable for patients both physically and mentally. Often, patients don’t realize that there could be a solution. Even fewer know that Botox could be one possible option. If prescription antiperspirants or oral medications don’t work, Botox injections could significantly reduce the amount of sweat you produce. While injections under the arms could be what first come to mind, other areas are able to be treated as well. Your palms, soles, and scalp can all be helped with Botox. Results from this form of treatment usually last anywhere from four to six months.
Those of us who have experienced migraines in the past understand how debilitating they can be. Mayo Clinic has used Botox since 2002 as a way to safely and effectively reduce migraines in patients with severe cases. Results can last as long as 3 months, but vary per person. It is worth noting that the points of injection are similar to the ones used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
It seems like every day another breakthrough acne solution sponsored by a celebrity is offered to acne-sufferers. Possibly soon to be added to the growing list is Botox. Several studies have shown that when injected into active acne lesions, Botox can decrease oil production and lead to less acne.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can also be treated through the magic of Botox. Used to help relax the jaw and facial muscles, Botox can help ease jaw pain that results from grinding and clenching.
If you have any questions on whether Botox may be right for you, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We look forward to speaking with you!