The number of Americans benefiting from Botox treatments every year has increased by 455% over the last 20 years. Moreover, considering that about 4 to 7 million people in the country get Botox injections yearly is one of the leading minimally-invasive Memorial aesthetic RN procedures for skin improvement. Botox’s main benefit is that it delivers aesthetic facial improvements three or four days after the first week of treatment because of facial muscle relaxation.
Botox refers to a protein that comes from Botulinum toxin. Also called the miracle poison, Botulinum toxin is the same toxin discovered because it can cause food poisoning. When your healthcare provider utilizes the toxin in small, correct doses, it is safe and may be possible to deliver various medical benefits.
A Botox injection works by introducing the neurotoxin into your nervous system. As a result, there is a disruption of the process of nerve communication, which prevents muscle contraction or shortening. Although you can still create your typical facial expressions, your facial muscles cannot contract to form lines, folds, and wrinkles.
Consequently, below are the potential medical uses of Botox injections that may surprise you.
1. Chronic migraine
Doctors discovered the potential use of Botox injections in treating chronic migraines while treating patients experiencing spasms and muscle contractions near their eyes. With time, all the patients reported benefitting from fewer headaches.
With further studies showing that Botox injections helped alleviate chronic migraines, the FDA approved the treatment about ten years ago. Botox treatment prevents the firing of your nerve signals, which often causes headaches. If you have migraines, you can receive injections every few months, halving the number of days you experience the condition.
2. Eye twitching
It refers to an eyelid movement that you have difficulty controlling. An acute or minor eye twitching may emanate from the irritation of your eye’s surface or membranes lining your eyelids. Other potential causes of acute eye twitches are caffeine, stress, and body exhaustion.
You may also have chronic eye twitching due to a gene issue or problem with your surrounding environment.
When you receive Botox injections, studies show that you can benefit from the prevention of uncontrolled blinking or eyelid spasms and crossed eyes.
3. Foot issues
There is an even distribution of your overall weight over your feet as you move or stand.
However, the weight distribution is not even if you wear high heels. Therefore, you may experience foot issues such as sweating and tight muscles. Botox injections into the foot can solve those foot issues better than steroid injections.
4. Bladder problems
More than 30 million people in the country suffer from bladder issues every year. When you have an overactive bladder, you constantly feel the urge to visit the bathroom and may experience urine leakage.
Botox treatment allows your bladder muscles to relax and your bladder to fill up more before you feel the urge to visit the bathroom. Consequently, it means you have better bladder control.
Contact The Total You Medical Spa today to learn more about Botox and other treatment options for skin improvement.