|The List of BOTOX® Uses Grows Ever-Longer. Here's the Latest.|
|Written by Fresh Vancouver|
According to the BOTOX specialists at Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre, Inc., much of the drug's appeal lies in its convenience. Easy appointments, no downtime, and relative affordability have made BOTOX the star it is today. Whether you're treating an overactive bladder, a twitchy eyelid, or the ever-present crow's feet, BOTOX may just be the wonder drug of our generation.
For Aching Feet
Whether you're on your feet all day already or you're planning ahead for a time when you will be (like an upcoming vacation or an extended shopping trip), BOTOX can help ease your pain and keep you moving. The Independent has the story, reporting that increasing numbers of people are turning to BOTOX for this purpose.
For Sweaty Scalps
If you spend a lot of time on your hair every morning, it can be annoying to mess it up with a sweaty exercise routine before work. Some physicians and med spas now offer BOTOX injections to the scalp, where the neurotoxin suppresses sweat glands. Those familiar with another common BOTOX use will know that this indication makes a lot of sense: The drug already treats excessive underarm sweating.
For Red Faces
Think of rosacea as similar to blushing, except that it lasts much longer. This chronic and sometimes severe redness can be quite embarrassing for people, adding to stress and — you guessed it — exacerbating their symptoms. The facts are still emerging, but BOTOX and other neuromodulators seem to hold promise for treating this condition. By administering the product directly to blood vessels beneath the skin, BOTOX can stop them from expanding, thus reducing symptoms and keeping skin clear.
Perhaps the most surprising recent BOTOX discovery is its potential to treat some of the symptoms of depression. Although the science around it is nascent, the thinking is that by preventing facial expressions associated with depression, like frowning and furrowed brows, the brain can actually be influenced to reduce feelings of depression.