Health Benefits of Botox

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

Cosmetic benefits of Botox are well-known, but did you know that Botox has some pretty impressive medical benefits, as well? Research has proven that it can help with a variety of health issues, from migraine headaches to overactive bladder. Read on to learn about medical benefits of Botox.

Migraine Headaches

Anyone who’s ever been unlucky enough to experience a migraine knows that these headaches can be quite severe. The pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and noise are unbearable! Traditional migraine medications often have their own unpleasant side effects, but there’s another treatment option available with very few side effects—Botox. We are not sure why Botox is so effective for migraines, but it most likely works by relaxing muscles and blocking sensory nerves. Migraine sufferers who use Botox typically need to have injections every three months or so, for continued pain relief.

Knee Pain and Other Sports Injuries

If you enjoy an active lifestyle, you’re probably familiar with some of the common aches and pains that come along with exercise, such as knee pains and tennis elbow. Research shows that Botox can be a great treatment option for these conditions. In fact, researchers recently found that 69% of patients with knee discomfort who received Botox injections experienced significant pain relief, requiring no further treatment after 3 months.

Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating, and people who suffer from this condition know how embarrassing and inconvenient it can be. Botox is a great treatment option for hyperhidrosis. Botox is injected in the areas that tend to sweat the most, like armpits or scalp. The procedure can last for up to eight months, and many patients find that it works so well that they no longer need to wear a deodorant.

Overactive Bladder

Many women over the age of 40 suffer from overactive bladder. Symptoms may include having to urinate frequently, waking up at night to use a restroom, and urinary leakage. One of the most potent treatments for overactive bladder is Botox, which can be injected into the bladder, effectively decreasing overactive bladder symptoms for up to six months.

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