5 Unexpected Health Benefits of Botox

Botox, also known as botulinum toxin type A, is the number one non-surgical procedure today. The neurotoxin relaxes facial muscles and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging. But Botox doesn’t just stop at facial rejuvenation – it can also help reduce migraines and headaches. Approximately 65% of people who get botox for migraines experience an improvement!

In this post, we’ll take a look at 5 unexpected health benefits of botox.

5 health benefits of botox

1) Eliminate wrinkles
First and foremost, botox helps to eliminate wrinkles. As you get older, your face undergoes a tremendous amount of wear and tear. Your muscles become tense and contract, causing lines to form on your face that are difficult to hide with makeup. Botox injections have shown remarkable results in smoothing out wrinkles by paralyzing those muscles. By relaxing your facial muscles, botox improves skin elasticity so that over time wrinkles become less noticeable.

2) Reduce inflammation
Did you know that migraine headaches are actually caused by inflammation? When migraines strike, levels of inflammation in your blood rise. If a lot of people suffer from migraines, it’s often because they have chronically high levels of inflammatory molecules in their body. Fortunately, some studies suggest that getting botox injections can help reduce overall inflammation as well as migraines—and scientists say there may be more uses for botox than originally thought. People with chronic neck pain or carpal tunnel syndrome may find relief when they get botox injections too.

3) Combat allergy symptoms
If you’re suffering from allergies, then you’re well aware that symptoms often include sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. But did you know that those same symptoms can be treated with injections? Yes, botox injections! Often used to treat excessive underarm sweating, botox has been known to treat allergy symptoms since 2004. By limiting muscle contraction and preventing overactive glands from sending out their attack signal, botox effectively combats sneezing and watery eyes. And if snoring is a problem for you (or your spouse), then it may also help in that department as well.

What would have taken weeks or months to go away on its own will fade quickly when treated with a dose of botox!

4) Prevent migraine triggers
Botox is also great for easing and preventing migraines. Both migraines and chronic headaches often stem from tension along key muscles in your face and neck. Sometimes referred to as muscle spasms, these pain-causing muscle contractions are more common than you might think. When it comes to getting rid of headaches and migraines, consider asking your dermatologist about how botulinum toxin (Botox) injections can help relieve your pain while keeping you looking younger at the same time. The results may surprise you!

5) Prevent stroke damage
It turns out that botulinum toxin can protect your brain from stroke damage. In some studies, researchers found that toxin was able to reduce brain swelling caused by stroke and prevent death. This discovery could lead to a whole new range of treatment for patients who’ve had a stroke. For instance, it might be possible to deliver small doses of botulinum toxin before or during a heart attack—to prevent permanent brain damage from stroke. However, more research is needed before we understand how treatment with neurotoxin might affect human health in the long term.

Are you a practitioner looking to offer botox for migraines treatment?

If you’re a practitioner who’s looking into botox for migraines then you’ve come to the right place. At Youth Drs Academy, we offer a range of FDA and NICE approved courses led by Dr Tariq Sumrein who’s a specialist in the field.

As this treatment is growing in popularity as the statistics of both men and women suffering from migraines is increasing, be the first in your area to offer it!

Check out our botox for migraines courses to learn more.