Botox is more than a physical enhancer

Countless individuals undergo Botox injection to either enhance their physical appearance or reverse the effects of aging. According to cosmetic surgery authority American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the muscle relaxation injection is the leading minimally invasive treatment with more than 5 million procedures done in 2011. However, the popular cosmetic treatment is not only for beauty purposes.


Amazingly, it can also be used to help relieve health problems.
Botox: How does it work?
Botox is made from a purified toxin called botulinum. In high dosages, it can be fatal but if correct and small amount is administered can be safe for human use. The patient’s health history can also determine whether or not he is free from the possible side-effects of the toxin. Once injected, the toxin can either paralyze or relax the muscles. The toxin’s power is effective treatment to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines. Other amazing uses are:

Control excessive sweating
Excessive sweating or medically known as h severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis is a common problem for most individuals. Those who have the condition typically wear thin and light colored shirts to avoid sweat marks. Some also evade extreme heat and socially awkward situations. An injection of Botox can help treat underarm sweating for as long as seven months. It is usually inserted underneath the skin can stop unnecessary sweating thanks to its ability to block acetylcholine, a body chemical which signals the glands to produce sweat.

Eliminate migraine
Over 37 million individuals in United States alone are inflicted with a chronic neurological disorder called migraine. Most victims suffer severe and unbearable pulsing pain in the head. Some can also experience nausea and extreme sensitivity to moving objects, sounds and lights. With the use of Botox, the symptoms can be eased although t is uncertain how it can help victims of migraines. It is believed it can prevent feelings of pain to reach nerve endings. If you are unsure, it is safe for you and your health treating migraine as it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Better smile
Even with a perfect set of teeth, smiling can be embarrassing if you have “gummy smile” or excessive lip elevation. Injecting Botox will weaken the upper lip so that it will not rise too high from your upper teeth. The treatment is an effective solution to have a better smile.

Relieve foot pain
Women who love to wear high heels are prone to experience foot pain. To ease the discomfort, some are putting comfy and soft in soles while others are choosing to wear shoes with lower heels. On the other hand, hard core high-heels lovers are relieving the agony by Botox. It is usually injected at the ball of the feet to prevent nerves and other tissues from getting sore.

Muscles spasms
In many cases, spasms can result to extreme pain and discomfort. Botox is also relatively known to control muscles unnecessary movements called spasms. Its ability to affect the nerves, a simple injection of it can help ease muscle twitching.

Severe health problems
The cosmetic treatment can also help ease effects of serious health problems such as enlarged prostate, overactive bladders, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. The procedure is typically administered by a licensed practitioner.

Injection of Botox is no longer for enhancing one’s appearance. Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, it is now commonly used to treat health conditions. If you are happy with the way you look and want to solve your excessive sweating, consider getting it from an experienced licensed specialist.
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  1. Beauty Expert2:37 PM

    Do not take BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX

  2. Manya4:00 PM

    Botox can curb the oil production on the face, reducing breakouts.

  3. Tejashri4:01 PM

    If your jaw line has become less defined, botox applications along the muscles of the jawbone can pull the skin up for a more defined effect.

  4. Of all the medical benefits of Botox, the most unexpected one is that it cures migraines. Though not completely understood how Botox prevents migraines, injecting it in the forehead, temples and scalp can relax the muscles in the area preventing headaches


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