Botox Injections: Beyond Skin Deep Treatments

botoxBotox can get rid of wrinkles. The cosmetic treatment, made from botulinum toxin, works by temporarily paralyzing muscles. Its use, however, has gone beyond beauty enhancements. What else can you get from a Botox injection in a Salt Lake City clinic?

Botox for Headaches

Botox is a “marvel of medicine” because of its ability to treat more than just wrinkles. This entry-level cosmetic procedure that interferes with the natural aging process — thereby enhancing beauty — can now treat headaches.

For instance, Botox can now help in treating severe migraine headaches. If you commonly experience these, going to the doctor for an injection could alleviate the pain.

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is another problem that Botox can resolve. It is now the go-to treatment for people with sweaty palms or other parts of the body that excessively sweats.

Here’s a list of other medical conditions that Botox can reportedly treat:

  • Spasm of the eyelids
  • Urine leakage or incontinence
  • Spasms of the neck and shoulder muscles
  • Conditions causing intense muscle stiffness
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal tract conditions

There is also an indication that the cosmetic treatment could improve your well-being.

Botox for Better Mood

Botox subscribes to that “look good, feel better” philosophy. But now, the drug does not only make people feel better about themselves after improving their looks. As it turns out, there is something in Botox that could also boost your mood.

Several studies cited in The Journal of Psychiatric Research suggest that Botox is a viable way to treat real depression. The trial involved patients who were diagnosed with depression and never had Botox. They received Botox in the area known as “the grief muscles.”

The result: those with depressive symptoms began showing significant improvement after receiving the Botox treatment; more than half of them had a major improvement in their mood.

Given its benefits, you may expect to see doctors to keep pursuing the boundaries of Botox applications for the sake of medical progress.