The Surprising Health Benefits of BOTOX®
06 / 10 / 17

The Surprising Health Benefits of BOTOX

BOTOX® is widely known for its application as a cosmetic treatment that relaxes facial muscles in order to soften and reverse unwanted wrinkles around the eyes, brows, and forehead. But did you know that BOTOX® is also incredibly valuable for other purposes unrelated to cosmetic enhancements?

The injection is actually FDA-approved for the treatment of nine medical conditions, so you may be surprised to learn how Botox could help you escape your most bothersome health problems like chronic migraines and excessive sweating.

BOTOX® for Chronic Migraines

Botox has been FDA-approved for the treatment of severe migraines since 2010. Adults that suffer from at least 15 headache days each month can receive Botox treatments to prevent migraines before they even begin. On average, one Botox migraine treatment includes 31 injections into 7 key areas of the head and neck. This process only takes about 15 minutes, and one treatment every 12 weeks maintains optimal results. Headache reduction occurs over the span of about 24 weeks, with an average of 8 to 9 fewer headache days each month. If you struggle with chronic migraines, Botox treatment has the potential to help you regain your quality of life.

BOTOX® for Excessive Underarm Sweating

Some people can control their sweating with deodorant and antiperspirant, but many people suffer from severe underarm sweating that interferes with daily activities and causes embarrassment in social situations. Fortunately, Botox is able to temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands into overdrive. As long as sweat glands aren’t triggered like normal, excessive sweating can be significantly reduced. Just one Botox treatment can achieve up to 201 days of drier underarms and improved self-confidence!  

BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition defined by symptoms like leaking, going to the bathroom too often, and the strong sudden need to go. It is not caused by a weak bladder as many people think, but by malfunctioning nerves sending signals to the bladder at the wrong times. This process causes the muscles to squeeze and spasm without warning, which leads to leakage and other problems. BOTOX®offers a unique solution to OAB by blocking the nerve signals that trigger OAB. Just one treatment of BOTOX® can help to reduce daily leaking, minimize the strong need to urinate and reduce trips to the bathroom.

To take full advantage of the many ways that Botox can improve your own health, visit Point Lumineux MedSpa, Sarasota’s premier contemporary holistic wellness center. Contact us to learn more about how Dr. Sera and her team can help you improve your quality of life and regain your confidence!