3 Surprising Uses for Botox

August 7, 2014
Three Surprising Uses For Botox

Three Surprising Uses For Botox

The cat’s out the bag with this one! The benefits of Botox do not end at noticeably smoother and wrinkle-free skin. Botox is a non-surgical, physician administrated treatment that diminishes fine lines and deep wrinkles. The experts at DreamBody have treated both men and women in a variety of areas using Botox. What many fail to realize is that these tiny injections have a few secret solutions of their own, which we plan to share with you today!

Three (3) surprising uses of Botox include:

  1. Excessive sweating
  2. Chronic migraines
  3. An overactive bladder

Excessive sweating

Botox is known to help reduce excessive sweating for those who may find their sweating embarrassing or uncomfortable to deal with in public. This common condition is also known as hyperhidrosis, which simply means to “sweat excessively and unpredictably.” People diagnosed with hyperhidrosis also sweat from multiple areas of the body in cool temperatures or while at rest. Botox helps stimulate the sweat glands by blocking chemical signals sent from the nerves.

After injecting Botox, people experience a drastic reduction in sweat up to six months after treatment. We recommend returning for future treatments to help maintain extreme cases of perspiration. Up until the discovery of Botox and the positive effect it has on sweat glands, many people resorted to antiperspirants, prescriptions, expensive creams, or surgery. Botox is an easy and much safer solution to stop extreme sweating, and it provides you with the confidence you may never have felt before.

Signs You May Be Experiencing Hyperhidrosis

No one can tell you the exact amount of sweat that is considered “too much.” Not only would this be difficult to measure, but everyone is different when it comes to sweating. Not everyone sweats the same amount! If you are considering to partake in Botox to help treat extreme sweating, you might want to take a look at the signs to determine if you may have a severe perspiration problem, or hyperhidrosis.

  • Frequently changing clothes because of sweating
  • Missing out on social events due to unpredictable sweating
  • Disturbances in relationships due to sweating
  • Avoid shaking hands due to sweaty palms

Chronic Migraines

You constantly feel yourself having a headache that suddenly begins to worsen, only to realize you are experiencing another detrimental migraine. Migraines can happen anytime and anyplace, making this throbbing headache one you’ll highly want to avoid. These headaches are frequently felt on one side of the head and are occasionally accompanied by an “aura.” An aura occurs right before a migraine, and acts as a warning sign which can last up to a couple of hours. Botox has been used to help prevent pain signals from reaching the nerve endings that produce those intense throbbing headaches. Botox can be injected into different areas in the body such as:

  • Temples
  • Forehead
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

Receiving a Botox treatment in any of the areas listed above can help reduce the amount of migraines a patient experiences while decreasing the throbbing pain dramatically. Don’t allow migraines to take a toll on your social life, work, or family. Botox is an easy answer to these severe headaches without the need of prescription drugs.

Signs You May Suffer From Chronic Migraines

Migraines can be a dangerous problem, and can negatively affect your quality of life. Not only are these headaches unpredictable, but are sometimes uncontrollable. Here are a few indicators that may help you determine if your frequent headaches should be something to worry about. Do you…

  • Find yourself not finishing work deadlines due to headaches?
  • Frequently feel a throbbing or intense pulsing on one area of the head?
  • Experience intermittent headache attacks at least 14 days each month?
  • Experience chronic headaches more than 14 days of the month?

If so, talk to your doctor to see if you are experiencing chronic migraines.

Overactive Bladder

Nothing is worse than having to wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. If you experience an overactive bladder, Botox may be a great solution for you. People who experience an overactive bladder (OAB) have a difficult time holding it, and are running to the bathroom more frequently than others. If you suffer from constantly having to urinate, don’t jump to the conclusion of an overactive bladder. There are a number of less severe reasons you may be experiencing an unusual amount of urination, such as:

  • Side effects from medication
  • Urinary Traction Infections (UTI)
  • Pregnancy
  • Caffeine consumption

If none of the above are a possibility for why you may be experiencing an overactive bladder, take a look at what overactive bladder syndrome is and it’s signs.

What is overactive bladder syndrome?

An overactive bladder is caused by frequent urinary muscle spasms, usually occurring at inappropriate times of the day. The bladder’s muscle contractions send a message to your brain telling it you have to urinate, leaving you rushing to find the nearest restroom. It sounds stressful, doesn’t it? Living with overactive bladder syndrome is challenging and has led to people having a difficult social life. Accidents and continuously searching for a restroom in public can become tiresome, which eventually has the victim suffer from emotional distress and isolation.

Using the bathroom every now and then is a normal sign of a working bladder. Here are just a few signs that can help you differentiate between a “normal” and an overactive bladder.
Signs you may have an overactive bladder include:

  • Sudden urge to urinate
  • Disrupted sleep—waking up two or more times a night to urinate
  • Accidents
  • Incontinence—leaking urine

Don’t make lifestyle adjustments by spotting out the closest restrooms or avoiding social gatherings all together because of your bladder. If you think you could be suffering from overactive bladder syndrome, visit your doctor today.

How Does Botox Help an Overactive Bladder?

Botox is FDA approved to help people who suffer with overactive bladders as an alternate to prescription medications. After Botox is injected into your bladder muscle, it causes the urinary contraction to rest. While your bladder is at rest, it increases its storage capacity, which reduces the amount of time you have to use the restroom. The process of injecting Botox into the bladder muscle is called cystoscopy, which enables a doctor to view a patient’s bladder muscle internally while inserting the Botox. According to the FDA, patients saw results in 12 weeks in a reduction urinary frequency and incontinence. Just with the help of Botox alone!

Need More Info on Botox?

DreamBody offers consultations for anyone who wants more information on Botox or any of the other great services we provide our patients. Do yourself a favor and speak with a DreamBody expert by booking your consultation online or dialing 480-292-1110. You’ll be glad you did!