Botox Treatments have become widely known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. But did you know that it is also used to treat many other medical conditions? It can treat, migraines, painful TMJ, and other conditions that cause pain! We invite you to learn more about how this amazing treatment can be used to address numerous conditions by continuing below.
When it comes to cosmetic treatment, especially aesthetic interventions, Botox is probably the most common and arguably most well known treatment performed today. It is estimated that over 7 million people a year receive Botox injections.
But did you know that the use of medically injected Botox was first suggested way back in the early 1800s? It was used to treat overactive nervous system conditions. It wasn’t until over 180 later it started to be used medically. Yet another decade until it’s used for cosmetic purposes. Patients who received cosmetic Botox injections around their face started reporting relief from chronic headaches. That is what spawned multiple uses for Botox in the treatment of other conditions.
You can read more about the history of Botox by clicking here.
Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This toxin, called Botulinum, is very deadly.
However, when used appropriately and in a therapeutic context, it is safe and beneficial.
Botox works by targeting the nervous system. It blocks signals from the nerves that cause muscle contractions. The injected muscle in turn can’t contract.
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