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The Surprising Medical Applications Of Botox Injections

At White Swan Swan Aesthetics, we’re proud of our commitment to the highest standards in facial artistry, which is why we understand the full potential of modern aesthetics. Our specialist doctors are highly trained at delivering an unrivalled level of personalised treatment and care. Whilst you may already know that Botox injections are a fantastic solution to unwanted fine lines, you might not know that they also have some other incredible medical applications that might just surprise you.

Bruxism/TMD

Bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding, is a condition that we commonly associate with high levels of stress and anxiety. These are the most common known triggers, but others include disruption to your sleep (such as snoring, sleep apnoea and sleep paralysis), side effects from certain medications, and also the overconsumption of caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes and recreational drugs.

Consistent teeth grinding can cause pain in the jaw, face, neck and shoulders, as well as headaches, earaches and the wearing down or breaking of teeth. Through the careful and precise application of small doses of Botox injections into the jaw, our expert doctors can weaken the masseter (jaw) muscle to reduce clenching and grinding. The best bit is that it does not affect the way you function when moving your face or eating, it just simply softens the jaw muscles and therefore prevents heavy clenching and grinding of the teeth. The treatment will last 6 months or longer. 

Treating Hyperhidrosis With Botox Injections

This is a rather embarrassing condition for many sufferers due to the side effects involved. To put it simply, hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that isn’t specifically related to temperature or physical activity. This most commonly affects areas such as the underarms, the hands and the feet and leads to unsightly sweat patches and undesirable smells at the most awkward of times. This can even cause sufferers to develop severe anxiety.

Surprisingly enough, Botox injections in the affected area can help you to regain control if you’re finding that other treatment options aren’t affecting your symptoms. With Botox injections, our experts can temporarily block the chemical signals that stimulate the sweat glands so that sufferers can live a more normal life and regain their confidence.

Migraines

Did you know that 1 in 7 people in the UK suffer from migraines? They are among the top 20 most disabling conditions, with an attack typically lasting between 4 and a staggering 72 hours. They are characterised as very severe headaches that are generally felt like more of a throbbing or pulsating sensation, usually on the side or the front of the head.

Botox injections help to minimise the effects of a migraine in a similar way to how they provide relief from hyperhidrosis – they block certain chemicals that carry pain signals from your brain (neurotransmitters). However, this type of treatment isn’t designed to completely stop your migraines but to improve your quality of life by reducing the frequency of your episodes. It is a preventative treatment rather than a cure, as are all of these alternative applications for Botox injections.

Botox Injections At White Swan Aesthetics

All of these conditions can be extremely debilitating and have an adverse effect on those who suffer. At White Swan Aesthetics, we understand how frustrating it can be to find that remedy after remedy just isn’t working for you or showing any signs of reducing your symptoms. If you suffer from any of the conditions above and feel you’ve tried absolutely everything to take back control, try Botox injections. 

Our doctors take the time to understand your concerns and your expectations and will help you to find the answers you’ve been looking for for so long. Each of our bespoke treatment plans is tailored specifically to you to ensure the very best results. Please don’t hesitate to call 0333 577 7926 or email booking@whiteswanaesthetics.co.uk to speak to a member of our friendly, dedicated team to schedule your complimentary consultation. Alternatively, make an online enquiry here and we’ll get back to you shortly.