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Should You Try Botox?

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Ageing is a natural process. However, no one wishes to see age-related signs like wrinkles, fine lines, dry skin, and more. Botox has proven to be an effective cure for all these problems. Botox treatment has become a very popular cosmetic procedure to get rid of skin and age-related problems. 

Apart from this, botox is also used to treat medical conditions like overactive bladder, osteoarthritis, hyperhidrosis, etc. So, yes, you should definitely try botox to get effective results for ageing signs and listed medical conditions. 

What is botox treatment?

Botox injections are used to improve ones appearance by bringing back a youthful glow. Botox is a neurotoxin that is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria is naturally found in soil, lakes, and forests. 

These toxins are injected to affect the nerves and cause muscle weakness. Botox blocks the nerve muscles and restricts muscle contraction or movement in the injected area. 

Thus, the weakening of the muscle helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin problems. 

Almost every healthcare provider uses only Type A botox for medical and cosmetic purposes. It is essential to get treated by an expert and experimental physician because an overdose of this toxin can cause botulism, a serious nervous system disorder that affects one’s breathing.

Why should you try or get botox treatment? 

Botox treatment is an effective cure for the following conditions: 

Eye twitching 

Eye twitching might appear to be as dangerous initially. But if left without a cure, this condition can aggravate the underlying medical conditions.  Some serious medical conditions that cause eye twitching are eyelid myokymia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and Meige syndrome. 

The most common one among these conditions that cause eye twitches is blepharospasm. This condition causes involuntary spasms of the eyelids.  It is mostly caused by the basal ganglion’s abnormal functioning, an important part of the brain that looks after and controls eye muscle movements. 

Other non-medical conditions that cause the eye to twitch are alcohol abuse, lack of sleep, light sensitivity, eye strain, the intake of certain medications, and more. 

For all of these causes, botox has proven to be the most trusted solution. This FDA-approved treatment is injected into specific eye muscles to help them relax by reducing their movement. This reduced movement contributes to controlling and removing eye twitches. 

Overactive bladder

Overactive bladder or OAB, is a medical condition where the patient feels an uncontrollable need to pee several times a day. In severe cases, it also results in urinary incontinence. Overactive bladder disease is a medical condition that is mostly found in older women. 

The primary causes behind this condition include infection, nerve damage, abdominal trauma, and intake of certain medications or fluids. This condition increases stress and affects ones overall quality of life. 

Doctors usually suggest botox treatment for women suffering from OAB as a cure. This treatment is only prescribed when other exercise therapies and medications have failed to produce positive results. 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most commonly found form of arthritis. It is also known as a degenerative joint disease (DJD). This condition arises when the protective cartilage that protects the ends of the bones starts wearing down. 

This condition mostly affects the hands, hips, knees, and spine joints. People who are affected by this condition are mostly over 50 years old. Women after menopause have a higher risk of osteoarthritis than men. 

Osteoarthritis causes a lot of pain for people suffering from it. Botox injections act as an effective pain relief medium. 

These injections are prescribed for debilitating pain and limited mobility as a result of knee osteoarthritis. Botox inhibits the release of acetylcholine from motor nerve terminals, thereby providing relief from osteoarthritis pain. 

Wrinkles and fine lines

Everyone desires clear and young-looking skin. But every year added to one’s age makes it difficult for the skin to maintain the same elasticity and glow. The first signs of ageing are witnessed around the eyes, forehead, lips, and cheeks.

Fine lines and wrinkles start forming when the collagen starts reducing with age. Collagen is an important protein present just below the skin’s surface. 

Ageing and constant exposure to the sun cause thin collagen to become thinner. As a result, the skin on the face starts to wrinkle, which causes the formation of wrinkles. 

To get rid of these age-related signs, women have started using botox injections. These injections help the muscle relax, which helps make the wrinkles less noticeable. However, it is important to administer only small doses at a time for better and longer-term effects.

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes the body to sweat more than normal. This happens as the sweat glands of the individual overreact. 

This condition can either be genetic or develop as a result of stress and anxiety. Certain medical conditions, like diabetes and Parkinsons disease also cause hyperhidrosis. 

Hyperhidrosis affects different people differently. For instance, some people experience sweat on their arms and around the back, and beads of sweat on their cheeks and forehead, while others have sweaty hands and feet.

Botox is mostly used to treat focal hyperhidrosis. This injection helps block the nerve signals that cause the sweat glands to produce sweat. After the effects of the botox treatment start wearing down, you might need retreatment to keep these nerve signals blocked. 

Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is experienced by both men and women. It mostly arises as a symptom of kidney infection, bladder disorder, ovarian cysts, hernia, nerve conditions, uterine fibroids, diverticulitis, broken pelvic bones, sexually transmitted infections, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), appendicitis, and more. 

If left untreated, one also notices other symptoms along with the pain that is experienced. These include vaginal bleeding, painful urination, bloating, fever, constipation, and rectal bleeding. 

Botox injections come as an effective solution to treat chronic pelvic pain and bowel movement problems. The neurotoxin in the injection temporarily paralyses the muscles. This helps relax and reduce the pain caused by contraction and spasming of the muscles. 

Takeaway

Botox is definitely a trusted solution for numerous cosmetic and medical conditions. However, this is only true if the treatment is conducted under the knowledge and experience of trained professionals.




Simona LeVey did her degree in psychology at Tel Aviv University. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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