Most of us know that all celebrities have made Botox injections part of their regular beauty routine, however, with the evolution of reality television the topic of Botox injections is no longer a Hollywood secret. Botox has become a household name for wrinkle removal or reduction, but most people do not know that Botox has been known to resolve several different issues, such as, severe sweating and chronic migraines.
Ever wondered how the Hollywood big wigs are so cool under pressure on the red carpet? Well, it’s definitely not because they have super powers. In 1993 two Englishman, Bushara and Park, were the first to show that botulinum toxin injections can inhibit sweating, which is the first demonstration of nonmuscular use. Botox controls symptoms of severe sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. This treatment temporarily suspends sweating in the areas that are injected, while the rest of the body is still able to effectively release sweat.
In 2010, Botox was FDA approved to treat chronic migraines for patients that experience pain for 15 days or more a month. The Onabotulinumtoxin is injected into the head and neck and is known to prevent up to 9 days of headaches. The actual cause for relief is still unknown, but unlike other conditions that are resolved with Botox, it is not thought to work by relaxing overactive muscles. The theory is believed to inhibit the release of peripheral nociceptive neurotransmitters, which then creates a knock-on effect on the central pain processing systems that generates migraine headaches.
Contact a board certified surgeon or a licensed Botox administrator to get more information on how Botox can help you.
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