Botox has been a staple for people who wanted to look younger. Botox injections have helped to erase lines and wrinkles from many faces. There are so many more uses for Botox and below we will discuss some other things that Botox can help with. Be prepared to be amazed at the other uses for Botox that you may not have known about.
Have ever heard of Cervical Dystonia, also known as spasmodic torticollis? It is a rare neurological problem where the head tilts from contracting neck muscles. Each person will have a different treatment area and their doctor will target their individual needs. Each patient may have a different way the head tilts or twists so they must target the area for each individual case. Botox works to relax the muscles in the targeted area. The Botox injections should last about 12 weeks and relieves the pain and symptoms. It works for about 75% of patients.
Muscle stiffness is another problem that can be helped with Botox injections. The proper name for it is Focal Spasticity. More than half the people who have had a stroke will encounter Focal Spasticity. It interferes with their recovery. It can limit their ability to do things like button a shirt. It definitely affects their quality of life. In the upper limbs Botox will help with fingers, wrists and elbows. In the lower limbs it helps to relax the muscles in the ankles and toes.
People with eye muscle spasms called Blepharospasm, is when they have uncontrolled blinking or spasms in the eyelid. With most people these spasms only last a day or two and go away without any kind of treatment. There are those who have a chronic lifelong problem with it. For a lot of these people partial blindness will occur. It makes them unable to open their eyes which accounts for the blindness. The Botox will be injected into the lower and upper lid and will last for approximately 3 months. After the 3 months the procedure can be done again. Botox can also help in some cases where people are cross-eyed by relaxing the muscle in the eye. This is what Botox originally was made for. Like so many other things, it turned out to help a lot of symptoms of the face and jaw.
Another one that you may not know about is using Botox for OAB or Over Active bladder. The Botox is injected in the muscles around the bladder. The doctor will use a cystoscope to get to the muscles. Urinary Incontinence is another one that Botox can help with. Urinary Incontinence is usually bladder muscles that have spasms which make you pee yourself. The Botox can calm the spasms. It is administered the same way as it is for OAB.
Do your gums show when you smile? Well Botox injections can help with that too. The gums are showing because the muscles in the upper lip pull your lip up too far. It pulls up and shows your gums. The doctor will inject Botox into the upper lip to relax the lip muscles so it does not go up as far. Afterwards when you smile, the lip will not go up as far and covers the gums.
Everyone sweats to cool the body down but some may have excessive sweating. Excessive sweating can lower you self-esteem and make you not want to be around other people. It happens to both men and women. Botox injections are administered to the armpit area and can be repeated when it wears off. It is also used for sweaty palms. This treatment is not for normal sweating.
It is interesting to find out the many uses of Botox Injections. They even use it for Trigger Point injections for Fibromyalgia. They are currently looking at other problems that Botox can help with. The 6 conditions shown above are just the top of the list. There are even more possibilities for Botox in the future.