Medical uses for Anti-wrinkle injections

Many of us know the cosmetic uses of anti-wrinkle injections but did you know it is also used to treat a number of medical concerns.

  1. Bruxism

Teeth grinding affects many people, most of whom may not know they suffer from it without someone pointing it out, usually their dentist. The main method of treatment is to wear a teeth guard at night which helps protect your teeth from the grinding action but what most people don’t know is that we predominantly grind during the day. Anti-wrinkle injections into the Masseter muscle, one of the 3 muscles involved in chewing and clenching, relaxes this muscle helping to reduce grinding and can protect the teeth as well as giving relief to the symptoms experienced by sufferers such as headaches.

  1. Migraines

Sufferers of chronic migraines can find the condition debilitating, stopping them from undertaking their everyday tasks. Anti-wrinkle injections to the tension areas – frown area between the eyes or the neck, offers a safe and effective treatment that can reduce patient’s symptoms.

  1. Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating can be extremely embarrassing for sufferers, affecting the underarms, hands and feet. Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the signals the brain sends the glands, regulating their sweating to more normal levels and can last upwards of 8 months.

It is important to note the treatments listed above are very safe and all pre and post care advice will be discussed within an initial consultation. Our cosmetic injectors are all highly qualified and undergo extensive training. They will assess your suitability and discuss possible outcomes prior to undergoing any treatment.