February 21, 2017

Botox, derived from the neurotoxin called Botulinum toxin, is a widely popular anti aging treatment. At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics Singapore, it is used as a non-surgical treatment for wrinkles, frown lines, droopy eyelids, and saggy necklines for patients who aspire to have a more relaxed and youthful appearance.

In the last ten years or so, Botox has become the treatment of choice for majority of mature skin. Millions who have received Botox injections swear by its efficacy, elevating the drug to Holy Grail status as far as wrinkles treatment Singapore is concerned.

9 Interesting Uses for Botox

However, due to Botox ever-increasing popularity, it has also been discovered to be effective for the treatment of many medical conditions.  Read on to learn more about the many surprising uses for Botox besides from relaxing your facial wrinkles.

Chronic Migraines

If you think Botox is just good for relaxing people’s unnecessarily grumpy or angry looks, think again. The drug is now FDA-approved for the treatment of chronic migraines.  In the 1990s, patients who received Botox injections reported migraine relief and spurring successful clinical trials that led to the FDA approval.The treatment for chronic migraine may require at least 31 Botox shots on the head and neck areas, and therapeutic results are expected to last 12 weeks.

Hyperactive Underarm Sweat Glands

Those who have a bad case of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating need not suffer from embarrassing situations involving sweaty armpits ever again.  Botox has been FDA-approved for the treatment of overactive underarm sweat glands since 2004. It works by blocking the pathways between your nerves and your sweat glands, resulting in the absence of sweating. When your skin specialist injects Botox into your skin, the treated area will be unable to produce sweat for six months. Botox is also effective at treating excessive sweating in the hands and feet.

Incontinence

If you’re plagued by embarrassing bladder issues, know that findings of studies have revealed that Botox may be very effective for the treatment of urinary incontinence. The studies revealed that women who were treated with Botox reported fewer urinary leaks after receiving the treatment.

Constricted Blood Vessels

If hand warmers and heat packs can no longer provide relief for your very cold hands, fret not, because doctors have discovered that Botox can be a viable solution to your problem. When Botox is injected into your hands, it will have a relaxing effect on your constricted blood vessels, resulting to increased blood flow all the way to your fingertips. The increased blood circulation will warm up your cold hands.

Depression

Although findings are not etched in stone yet, early clinical trials seeking to investigate the therapeutic effects of Botox in people with depression lean towards the positive end of the spectrum. Finding of a study conducted on 74 subjects with depression revealed that those who received Botox injections experienced a drop in symptoms than those who received a placebo in place of the treatment. The working theory is that a person’s facial expressions can significantly one’s mood, therefore, relaxing facial muscles with Botox injections may provide symptom relief in people diagnosed with depressive disorders.

Severe neck pain

Long before Botox found its way to skin clinics for eye lifts and the treatment of forehead wrinkles, it was already approved for the treatment of severe neck pain caused by a medical condition called cervical dystonia.

Strabismus

Unknown to many, Botox is also approved for the treatment of strabismus, or cross-eyes, as a non-surgical treatment or adjunct to eye surgery. The neurotoxin is injected into the muscles that control the movement of the eyes to relax them, resulting to a correction or reduction of any misalignment.

Premature Ejaculation

Men suffering from premature ejaculation may benefit from Botox injections. The drug manufacturer, Allergan, has rolled out clinical trials to see if Botox injections into the dartos muscle of the penis can produce the desired effects – muscle relaxation leading to delayed ejaculation.

Persistent, involuntary and painful vaginal contractions

Women suffering from painful vaginal spasms now have a reason to smile.  Doctors can use Botox to relax any muscle spasm in the pelvic floor, resulting in pain relief.

Do you want to learn more about what Botox can do for you? Call Laser Medical Clinics Singapore to schedule an appointment with our Harvard-trained and US Board-certified skin specialist, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.  She will gladly talk to you about Botox and other available options in relation to your specific needs and concerns.

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