Tops 3 Uses for BOTOXⓇ Besides Getting Rid of Wrinkles
Many consider BOTOX treatments to be a solution for lines and wrinkles on the face and nothing more. But in all actuality, these injections can also help individuals with painful and discomforting conditions as well. Chronic migraines, jaw grinding, and excessive sweating are all conditions that can be helped, if not treated, through the use of these BOTOX injections. Continue reading to find out more about these additional benefits of BOTOX.
Headaches and Migraines
The main factor to focus on relating to BOTOX and how it works is its effect on the muscles within the face. What it effectively does is paralyze the muscle from receiving various chemical communication signals from your body. This has a variety of effects from relaxing the muscle to blocking any pain signals to be received by the receptors in the area. Meaning that the nerves that typically begin to flare up and cause the pain that you feel during a headache or migraine are no longer in play.
TMJ or Jaw Clenching
BOTOX relieving TMJ or jaw clenching follows a similar pattern as how it relieves headaches. The TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) in the jaw is what causes the jaw to clench and grind together. This could be due to the joint spasming or having become damaged from an impact or various other damage. In any case, if this joint is inflamed, not functioning well, or damaged, you will end up clenching and grinding your teeth. This causes pain and discomfort, and can also wreak havoc on your teeth. BOTOX injections help to relax this joint and ensure that it is not overworking your jaw.
The other side of the coin of BOTOX besides relaxing muscles is turning off the receptors in those areas so they do not receive various signals. With headaches, it turns off the pain receptors, but for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, it turns off the signals being sent to the sweat glands. This is a little tougher to pinpoint as you have many sweat glands. But in general, with BOTOX injections, you can see a heavy reduction in the amount of sweating you would have typically had in said area.
If you’d like to know more or schedule a BOTOX injections appointment with us at Elite DOC Health & Beauty in Sugar Land, TX, just give us a call at 832-446-3206.