Botox® is the new aspirin! Developed from bacteria secretions, Botox® takes affect by relaxing muscle tissue. The most famous application is cosmetic, as relaxed facial muscles do not produce wrinkles and folds. Did you know, however, that physicians have found many more uses?
Perhaps the most interesting use of Botox® is in the treatment of migraines. Migraines are thought to be caused by pressure on a nerve in the forehead. When muscles used to make facial expressions are overworked (such as when you furrow your brow too much) they become enlarged and put pressure on the nerve. Typical treatments are anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen to decrease pressure on the nerve. When they do not work, Botox® can be used to relax the muscle, reduce its size and take pressure off the nerve. For more information please visit our website at www.migrainesolutionsnyc.com
In recent studies Botox® has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of excessive sweating. Injections given in the under arm prevented sweating for up to 6-7 months (longer than facial injections last). They are confident that similar procedures can be used on the hands feet and face, so no need to fear unsightly stains during the blazing hot summer months!