It is well-known that Botox is a go-to wrinkle treatment to many, including celebrities. Although we see and hear how great Botox is, most do not know it has other applications beyond smoothing one’s brow. Over the years, through research, Botox use has shown that there are several medical benefits of cosmetic procedures including the elimination of excessive sweating and as a therapy for migraines. Uncertain if this is the right choice for you? What do you need to know before receiving treatment?
What is Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum?
It is a bacterium responsible for making the toxin more commonly known as Botox. And, although it is the same toxin responsible for the life-threatening food poisoning botulism, it has been used in a purified form safely in small doses to treat a range of health conditions for decades. Injected into specific areas of the skin, Botox weakens and paralyzes the muscles for approximately three to six months.
How is Botox Used to Treat Migraines?
FDA-approved, Botox is a common treatment for chronic migraines and other ailments including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). When discussing Botox for migraines and other medical benefits of cosmetic procedures one may be curious as to how this toxin could be the answer to your health problems.
Botox has been utilized as a treatment for migraines for years. By paralyzing specific muscles around the head and neck, a migraine suffers may find relief for up to three months.
Are you considering Botox as a therapy for migraines? If so, you need to understand the procedure, and the potential benefits and risks involved. Because it is essential you are knowledgeable about migraine treatments using Botox and other Botox services, we offer a large section of information and faqs on our website.
Helping Hyperhidrosis with Botox
One of the other medical benefits of cosmetic procedures is the use of Botox as an effective treatment of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. As with the treatment of migraines, Botox is injected into specific areas that a patient is experiencing hyperhidrosis. The most common are the armpits, hands, and forehead. If you suffer from this condition and would like further information here is an in-depth article that discusses what you need to know about Botox for sweating.
You may be asking yourself are there other medical benefits of cosmetic procedures? The answer would be yes. In addition to Botox treatments for migraines and hyperhidrosis, one may consider cool sculpting for weight-related health.
How Coolsculpting can Help with Weight Issues
Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved noninvasive procedure that targets fat areas that are difficult to remove by diet and exercise. It aims at specific fats cells and freezes them, causing the cells to break down and eventually be permanently removed from the body through the lymph system. This breakdown and elimination of the cells may take around 4-6 months.
The procedure takes about an hour and does not require recovery time. Although one may report stinging sensation or soreness at the treatment site, side effects are minimal. Because Coolsculpting is not for everyone, it is recommended you consult your practitioner on Coolsculpting or other fat-reducing options.
If you would like further information on the medical benefits of cosmetic procedures or are interested in how Botox can help you with migraines, or excessive sweating and would like to book a consultation with one of our doctors contact SDBotox.