In the past, we’ve mentioned the lesser-known parts of the body that the benefits of Botox are great for aesthetically. Besides being a fantastic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in the face, it can also work to soften the jawline, clear up acne, reduce a “gummy” smile, smooth out the cleavage, provide a temporary nose or face lift, and provide a more youthful-looking neck.
But did you know that there are several great health benefits of Botox as well? At Pure Touch, we’ve had clients come in who are at their wit’s end about what to do for their specific problems—only to discover that Botox is the answer.
Here are a few things that you may not have known Botox can help with.
Botox has the ability to block pain transmitters. It can stop the neurotransmission that sends the signal from neuron to muscle which results in the pain of a migraine headache. Basically, the neuron can’t “talk” to the muscle because it’s paralyzed. Those who suffer regularly from migraines have said that Botox has reduced their headaches by up to 50%. This is definitely one of the best health benefits of Botox.
Just as Botox can block pain transmitters for those with migraines, it can also block “sweat messages” that go to your brain, helping those with chronic sweating problems. These treatments can last for around six months.
Teeth grinding at night can be a big problem. It can cause enamel damage such as cracked or chipped teeth, violent headaches, tongue and tissue problems, ear pain, joint stiffness, loose teeth, and problems with eating. And some people grind their teeth so intensely that they actually bite through mouth guards. So what can be done? Botox to the rescue!
Injecting a small amount of Botox into the jaw muscles can greatly help to stop clenching, which causes teeth grinding. It’s an eventual process, but clients have seen a huge improvement.
Not only can bladder problems be embarrassing, they can be extremely painful and debilitating. Many who suffer from overactive bladder disorders, incontinence, or interstitial cystitis have turned to Botox to decrease the muscular contractions that happen within their bladder. Botox can be injected and can begin providing relief to these clients as quickly as one week into the treatment.
Of course, spasms occur in many other parts of the body besides the bladder. Many people who come into Pure Touch suffer from “tech neck”, which is when they have neck spasms due to too much computer time. Others have spasticity movement problems that come from multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. Botox has the ability to decrease spasms of all kinds—so if you suffer from anything like this, Botox is definitely worth looking into.
As you can see, there are quite a few outstanding Botox health benefits. At Pure Touch Skin Center, Botox is one of our most popular and beloved treatments—and with good reason. Our clients love the results, both aesthetically and health-wise. If you’re considering Botox for yourself for any reason, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We’d love to hear from you!