What Are 3 Surprising Benefits of Using Botox?

While botox was originally created as a corrective treatment for crossed eyes, it has since been used for a number of other treatments today. 

The Botox craze became popular in the 90’s as it became the hot buzzword for the standrad wrinkle reduce and more. But did you know that Botox can be useful for much more than purely cosmetic reasons?

Yep. You better believe it. So what are some ways you can benefit from Botox that doesn’t have anything to do with cosmetic reasons? Some of these benefits include: 

  1. Relief from chronic migraines 
  2. Chronic sweating
  3. Overactive Bladder

1. Relief From Chronic Migraines

If you’re living the United States, you know that chronic migraines are more prevalent than ever. There’s a chance you’ve known others who’ve suffered from migraines or you yourself have had the completely terribly feeling of a chronic migraine coming on. In fact, over 37 million people in America suffer from chronic migraines. But how can Botox help with migraines?

As it turns out, Botox can prevent migraines and provide relief by inducing muscle relaxation. If you’re wondering where the usual injection spots are, some of them include: 

  • the bridges of the nose
  • temples
  • forehead
  • back of the head
  • neck
  • upper back

However, Botox does not demonstrate immediate effects in this case. It can take up to 10 days to experience true relief from the migraine once you’ve been injected.

2. Chronic Sweating

Do you suffer from excessive sweating? Well, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating). It can be uncomfortable and downright embarrassing, but Botox can help. 

Botox has the ability to actually block the chemicals that activate our sweat glands (at least temporarily). Unlike treatment for migraines, Botox for sweating works almost immediately and repeat visits can range anywhere from 7 to 16 months.

3. Overactive Bladder

Many women, unfortunately, experience incontinence (an overactive bladder). Whether it’s yourself, your mother, sister, or friend, chances are you know how frustrating it can be to have no control over when you have to pee. This is usually due to overactive muscles in the bladder. It’s injected into the bladder and directly relaxes the overactive bladder.

While Botox is known as the biggest cosmetic improvement today, don’t forget it can offer several other benefits to help you improve general lifestyle factors as well.