The medical uses of Botox — Persona Medical Aesthetics, Skin & Laser Clinic

The medical uses of Botox

Posted by Cosmetic Digital on Friday 18th May 2018 at 3:57 pm

Botox injections are possibly the most well-known and popular non-surgical treatment, within the mainstream public. Its versatility is truly extraordinary, with it able to treat many different areas of the body, like dermal fillers. Its popularity speaks for itself, and both advancement and knowledge has meant that we understand Botox a lot more. A little really does go a long way. Gone are the dreaded ‘frozen’ looks and jokes about recipients unable to smile or laugh. Through injecting small doses, practitioners are able to target saggy and droopy skin, to give you a natural looking freshness. Our leading team of doctors, nurses and aestheticians are highly skilled and experienced in Botox treatments. We consider it one of our specialist areas, which means you can be guaranteed of our quality of service.

But Botox has far more uses than just cosmetic. Here at Persona Cosmetic Medicine, we think it’s incredibly important to harness the other uses for Botox. There are many medical conditions that Botox can treat, some you may have never thought of!


We treat

  • Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating and it can be extremely detrimental to your lifestyle. For some who suffer from Hyperhidrosis do not need heat to begin perspiring, their body will perspire even when it doesn’t need to cool down. Excessive sweating can happen for no clear reason or could be a side effect of a medication you’re taking such as a type of anti-depressant.

A series of Botox injections in the area prone to sweating has been known to be very effective in reducing the amount of times you perspire, and the intensity of it. The toxin does this by blocking the chemical at the nerve ending, meaning it cannot work on the glands or the muscle. Regarding the sweat glands, it essentially turns them off. This reduces sweating.

  • Migraines/Headaches

A migraine is an extreme headache, often coupled with other symptoms such as nausea, disturbed vision and a sensitivity to light. A migraine can have an enormous impact on your day-to-day activities, often lasting 4-72 hours they can require you to either sleep or lie still in a darkened room for a few hours. There are varying causes for migraines, including hunger, alcohol, a lack of sleep and hormonal changes.

In 2010, Botox was licensed to use in the treatment of migraines. After a number of clinical trials, injections of the toxin were found to reduce the number of migraines experienced by the participants and helped to improve their quality of life.


Developing research

As the medical uses of Botox are constantly trialled and tested, more and more effective uses are being discovered. These treatments include overactive bladders, crossed-eyes, depression, premature ejaculation, an abnormal heartbeat, overly cold hands, cleft lip scars, painful sexual intercourse and neck spasms.

The treatment of depression using Botox is particularly interesting and it’s gaining much ground. The general consensus is that through limiting the ability to make saddening facial expressions, you’re less likely to feel the sad emotional. Many people have taken part in trials and agree with this result, but it is yet to be an approved method of treating Botox. Nevertheless, it’s an idea to keep a close eye on in the upcoming years.


If you’re interested in booking a free consultation for dermal fillers at Persona Cosmetic Medicine, Kent, then you can call us on 0208 302 6937 or email

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