Did you know? 8 surprising functional uses of Botox Injectables
When most people hear Botox Injectable, they think of tight-lipped smiles and stretched faces in those rare yet over-emphasized cases of celebrity procedures gone wrong. What most people don’t realize is that Botox Injectable —most often used to combat wrinkles and other signs of aging due to its powerful muscle relaxing capabilities—can be used for myriad cosmetic and functional purposes. Here are 8 relatively as-of-yet-unknown functional medical uses of Botox Injectable:
Believe it or not, Botox Injectable can be used to treat excessive sweating syndromes like excessive underarm sweating. Once injected into the skin, it can effectively block the chemical signals that stimulate your sweat glands for up to six months.
If you grind and clench your teeth while you sleep, you suffer from a common condition known as bruxism. Botox injectables can paralyze the masseter (chewing) muscles, which in turn can alleviate tension and prevent further cracking down on your pearly whites!
- Overactive bladder
Urinary incontinence due to an overactive bladder can be caused by any number of health conditions. When injected into the bladder, Botox Injectable can reduce bladder contractions, increase capacity, and decrease pressure, all of which can vastly reduce the likelihood of leakage!
Any sufferer of migraines knows how crippling they can be. Botox Injectable works for migraines by easing tension in the muscles of the neck and head area. Injected every 12 weeks it can prevent both the frequency and potency of your migraines.
- Vocal cords
For those who suffer from spasms that make their voice shaky, or other voice issues, Botox Injectable can be injected into the vocal cords to relieve muscle tension, calm spasms, and leave you with a miraculously more steady voice.
- Eye problems
Strange but true: Botox Injectable can be used to help those who are cross-eyed, have blurry vision, or eye twitches by relaxing the over-tight muscles of the eye—a godsend to many who wish they could see straighter and more clearly.
- Muscle spasticity syndromes
Torticollis, also known as wry or twisted neck, is a dystonic condition defined by an abnormal, asymmetrical head or neck position, which may be due to a variety of causes. Botox Injectable has been shown to successfully relax the affected muscles, and reduce pain in as few as 1-2 treatments.
- Severely cold hands
Although not yet FDA approved, there has been some success using Botox Injectable to treat patients with very cold hands. When injected into the hand, it can relax muscles that surround constricted blood vessels which cause poor circulation, thus providing symptom relief for up to 3 months.
Dr. Mulholland is one of the pioneers of Botox injectables, and has appeared on multiple national television shows in the US and Canada to demonstrate his techniques. He remains one of Canada’s most renowned injectors. To learn more about the impressive range of functional Botox Injectable uses and if they are suitable to you, contact our knowledgeable staff at SpaMedica in Toronto today!