Each year, approximately eight million Botox injections are administered around the US for a number of reasons and while most people think this substance is used purely to treat cosmetic conditions, this is not the case. Over the years, it’s been discovered that Botox injections can be used to treat a number of other health conditions as well – some of which will be mentioned below.
One of the earliest uses of Botox in the medical industry was for treating specific eye disorders and conditions, with one of the most common ones being Strabismus. This condition causes the eyes to not align as they should, causing a person to look cross-eyed and not be able to focus their vision correctly.
Botox has been used to treat this condition since as far back as the 70s and it corrects the position of the eye so both of them can turn towards the actual direction that the patient is looking at. When used in smaller than usual doses, this can even be a safe treatment to administer to children.
Up to 25% of American households comprise of at least one person who suffers from debilitating migraines. In many cases, these headaches become so severe that sufferers have to take sick days from work to spend time in bed until the pain subsides. Administering small doses of Botox to migraine sufferers has been found to help reduce the frequency of attacks in most individuals by up to 75%.
Curbing Excessive Perspiration
Individuals who suffer from hyperhidrosis have to deal with perspiring heavily, even on days that aren’t hot and standard antiperspirants are often not enough to address the issue. This condition can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing for sufferers.
Having Botox injections administered can help reduce perspiration in affected individuals under the arms, in the hands, face and feet.
Managing an Overactive Bladder
More than thirty million men and women suffer from an overactive bladder, resulting in them spending far more time in the bathroom than average. Botox has been shown to help relax the bladder muscles and increase its overall storage capacity, which in turn results in fewer trips to the bathroom being required.
Lessening Neck and Shoulder Spasms
Botox injections have even been used to reduce the severity of pain that’s associated with neck and shoulder muscle spasms. This includes patients who have been diagnosed with conditions such as shoulder myofascial pain syndrome and chronic posterior neck pain.
Reducing the amount of pain in these patients has helped them to enjoy a far higher quality of live overall because they noted that they were able to enjoy engaging in more physical activities.
Before having Botox injections administered, it’s crucial to check that you’ll be dealing with a beautician or doctor that is fully qualified to perform this treatment. If you would like to learn more about the Botox treatments our clinic can provide, get in touch with us today.