For years, Botox has been a savior to women longing to freeze time, pun intended. It’s a quick and easy way to recapture the porcelain days of youth. However, Botox has also gained popularity for its medical uses, such as treating neck pain, eye twitching, crossed eyes and muscle stiffness.
Arguably the most interesting recent use for Botox is using it to combat severe clinical depression. The Daily Mail reported that recent studies have discovered that injecting Botox into frown lines can drastically improve your mood. Scientists concluded that when people physically stop frowning (which can trigger negative emotions), they feel better. In a clinical study, researchers found that when the effects of the Botox wore off, depression symptoms returned. There is clearly a correlation there.
The FDA recently approved Botox as a treatment for chronic migraines and headaches. Now that’s not to say that a dermatologist visit should replace a Tylenol, but if it is an ongoing and severe problem, Botox could be a viable solution. It is injected into seven different sites on the head and neck, dulling the symptoms that accompany massive headaches.
Botox has also come to the rescue for people with severe perspiration problems and sweaty palms and feet. It can be injected into the problem areas to stop the glands from producing secretions, blocking the nerve supply in the sweat glands, effectively reducing perspiration.
Who says that vanity can’t contribute to medicine?