For many years, Botox (Botulinum Toxin) has been successfully used for cosmetic purposes (smoothing out lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines), the world over. However, many people don’t realise that it’s also a very useful treatment for certain muscular conditions.
What can Botox treat on a medical basis?
Botox can help to relieve migraines if you suffer with them on a regular basis and help prevent them from returning.
Caused by an imbalance of muscles around the eye, Botox can help to relax and temporarily reduce the appearance of a “lazy eye.”
Injected into certain muscles, Botox can help to reduce excessive sweating on a temporary basis.
Botox injections can help relax muscles and temporarily reduce the effects caused by neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy.
Issues such as an overactive bladder can sometimes be treated by Botox and temporarily reduce the side effects of such a condition.
Please note that it’s recommended you speak to your GP before agreeing to any Botox treatment for a medical condition.
How long does it last?
Depending on the dosage, the effects of Botox can last between three and six months and may need topping up on a regular basis, depending on the condition it is treating. Your doctor will be able to advise further on this.
Do I need it?
Before making any decisions regarding whether or not to have Botox, you should speak to a trained professional about the side effects, the pros and the cons and the risks involved. Although rare, things can go wrong and there can be adverse reactions such as infection, redness or swelling. Make sure you’ve researched the clinics in your area that provide Botox treatment and that you are happy with the process.
If you’re interested in Botox treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation with expert medical practitioners at Medskin Clinic.