When we think of Botox injections we often associate the reason behind those injections as strictly a way to get rid of wrinkles. However, there are several other reasons why men and women all over the world look into Botox injections as a means to correct other minor issues that can help you feel better physically and mentally.
Botox for Migraines
For those who suffer from the unbearable pain caused by migraines and major headaches, you may be surprised to learn that Botox® injections can help relieve that pain. In 2010, the FDA released a statement approving Botox injections as a procedure that would aid in the relief of chronic migraines, and the procedure itself is different from that of an injection to treat wrinkles. It requires 31 Botox injections into 7 specific head and neck areas. This procedure generally happens over the course of 12 weeks or more. As with any pain you experience, it is always best to consult a professional physician or your doctor to know if this step is right for you, based on the details of your migraine pain and your previous medical history.
Botox® for Strabismus (Cross-eyed)
Botox injections have also become well known in treating strabismus, the technical term used for those who suffer from being crossed eyed. Strabismus is a lack of coordination between the eyes, it happens when the eyes cannot focus or line up together. After a Botox injection is given to the eye area that needs to be treated the muscles will begin to weaken and any spasms that occur will slowly subside. This will then allow the muscles on the other side of the eye to contract. All of these results combined will allow the eyes to align and focus in the same direction.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis (Sweating)
Another reason men and women get Botox® injections that you may not be fully aware of, are those who deal with excess sweating. The technical term is hyperhidrosis and it refers to individuals who deal with unpredictable and mass amounts of sweating. This issue can become both uncomfortable and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. The good news is a simple Botox injection can help those dealing with hyperhidrosis fight off sweat for up to 2 years!
Botox for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (Jaw Pain)
Jaw pain is just another agonizing muscle spasm that some adults suffer from. Dubbed TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, this concern can cause pain while chewing, headaches, or for some even hearing loss. The Botox injections are administered in the jaw muscle area in an effort to relax those muscles and relieve the pain that causes TMJ.
Is Botox for you?
If any of these health concerns highlighted above strike a chord within you, perhaps Botox injections are the right choice for you. As with any health concern you may be experiencing, it is always best practice to consult a medical professional who is knowledgeable on the product, and here at Skin Vitality we have performed thousands of Botox treatments to both men and women at our world class medical clinics across the GTA. The registered nurses and certified physicians your local Skin Vitality are always ready to offer their friendly advice through consultations and inquiries about these and various other concerns that Botox can aid in treating.
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