Alternative Uses for Botox®
Although BOTOX ® Cosmetic gained fame as the world’s most effective and popular wrinkle fighter, Botox® was not originally intended as a cosmetic treatment at all. It was initially being used to treat eyelid spasms when researchers noted that it not only stopped spasms, it got rid of wrinkles.
Now there are many uses for Botox® beyond getting rid of wrinkles—it’s even been suggested that it can be used to fight stomach cancer—but the two most common are fighting headaches and excessive sweating.
Why Botox® Is so Versatile
There is a good reason why Botox® can be used for so many different things. The basic action of Botox® is to suppress the function of a nerve. So Botox® can be effective any time where your nerves are overactive.
Hyperhidrosis: Causes and Treatment
Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, is a condition that results from overactive sweat glands. It seems like it’s a genetic condition, as it tends to run in families. Some people have excessive sweating all over their bodies. Other people only sweat in certain places. This is known as focal hyperhidrosis.
Botox® injections can be used to target any area where you experience excessive sweating. Effects last for three months or more.
Tension Headaches: a Matter of Muscles
Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches. They are caused by muscle tension in the head. Sometimes tension headaches are due to stress that causes you to tense muscles in the head, jaw, and neck. Other times, tension headaches are secondary to exertion of other muscles. All the muscles in your body work as a team, and sometimes it’s the ones that are far from the site of primary exertion that suffer disproportionately.
Whether it’s stress or exertion that causes your tension headaches, Botox® relaxes the muscles responsible, preventing them from triggering your headaches.
If you are looking for Botox® injections in Broomfield, Westminster, or Denver to help with either of these common problems, please contact Sonata Aesthetics today for an appointment.
*Results may vary from patient to patient