Study Finds Botox May Help Patients Suffering from Psoriasis and Eczema
Posted on December 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
The winter months bring in the joyous holiday season, but the cold weather can also wreak havoc on our skin. Indoor heating adds warmth to homes, but unfortunately it makes our skin feel dry and tight. The dry air can be particularly detrimental for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema because the lack of moisture can trigger flare-ups
Psoriasis and eczema are two chronic skin conditions that result in rough, red, and scaly patches developing on various parts of the body. The lesions are notoriously hard to treat, but researchers are currently investigating if Botox can offer relief to the millions who suffer from these conditions. Recent studies have explored if Botox can inhibit the chemical messengers that trigger inflammation in psoriasis and eczema patients. The test subjects involved in these studies experienced an improvement in the appearance of psoriatic plaques, and Botox also seemed to reduce the feeling of itchiness in eczema sufferers. Although these studies have produced promising results, there is more research needed before Botox becomes widely accepted treatment modality for these diseases.
Botox already has FDA approval to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and it is one of the most effective ways to visibly improve the appearance of aged skin. The prescription medicine smooths the skin by inhibiting the communication from nerves to muscles which is an underlying cause of wrinkle formation. The treatment is injected into the expressive zones of the face, and patients can expect to see a more relaxed and refreshed appearance after their first treatment. The treated muscles will maintain their beautiful and youthful qualities for a period of three to four two months, and then the skin may need to be freshened up with additional treatments.
Furthermore, since Botox is such a highly effective tool at inhibiting cellular communication it has inspired scientists to study if the drug can be used to treat other ailments of the body. Their experiments have led to new and FDA approved medical breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of chronic migraines and severe underarm sweating. We are excited about the research being done to prove that Botox can improve the lives of patients suffering eczema and psoriasis, and we hope that we can tap into more potential benefits from this powerful treatment.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.