Most people associate Botox Cosmetic with the use of cosmetic treatments for expressive wrinkles such as frowning or squinting.
Besides it’s success in the cosmetic field, Botox has also been used therapeutically for many years.
Botox also treats issues such as migraine headaches, chronic pain, nerve and back pain as well as muscle spasms around the eye.
In recent studies Botox injections have been shown to also reduce arthritic pain in the knees, hips and shoulder areas as well.
How does it work?
In most cases Botox relaxes the affected muscles and when they are relaxed, the associated pain is greatly lessened. When Botox is being used for therapeutic reasons patients are often involved in some form of physiotherapy as well.
Botox takes between 10-14 days for the full effect to be noticed whether cosmetic or therapeutic.
The results usually last from3-4 months and sometimes longer.