A popular cosmetic product, Botox, is being increasingly used for purely medical purposes. Today, 12 different conditions are treated with the help of Botox therapy, and in the near future, it may even be used to treat stomach cancer.
This year, Botox celebrates its 25-year-old anniversary. It seems that until recently Botox has been only used for cosmetic purposes (anti-aging), but today more than half Botox sales are related to purely medical problems. Moreover, 20 different clinical studies on the use of Botox for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer and stomach cancer are being currently carried out. Well, what does Botox treat today?
Hyperthyroidism or excessive sweating
Botox blocks the sweat glands in the armpits and other body areas. You need from 12 to 20 injections at a time.
Botox paralyzes the transmission of nerve signals from the joints to the brain. It also relieves muscle spasms and tension around the joints.
Botox injections reduce bladder muscles spasms without completely paralyzing them. This increases capacity and reduces incontinence.
Botox shows greater efficacy in alleviating the symptoms of plantar fascia and provides quicker recovery compared to steroid injections.
Botox injections reduce tensile pressure around the wound, which leads to significantly lesser scarring.
Botox blocks the signal transmission between the nerves and the muscles. Spasms are either completely stopped or noticeably reduced.
Nobody knows the exact reason for Botox effectiveness in the treatment of migraines, but it is believed to reduce the production of brain neurotransmitters causing migraine.
Bruxism is treated by Botox injections into the main chewing muscle. In the majority of patients, the effect is achieved after a few days.