BOTOX® stops the nerve endings sending messages to the sweat glands and temporarily reduces the sweating. BOTOX® is also commonly used to treat wrinkles by relaxing certain muscles of the face. It is best known for BOTOX® wrinkle injections.
Botulinum toxin can also be used for a variety of different medical procedures given its unique properties. These unique elements allow the toxin to target specific neuromuscular junctions in the acetylcholine pathway. This pathway is only used by muscle and sweat gland receptors. This means the action can be so specific to the molecular level.
Certain areas where botox injections are now used are, muscle spasms in neck and eye areas, bladder instability by relaxing the detrusor muscle to help alleviate an overactive bladder, back pain to help ease the accessory muscles, jaw bruxism to aid the relaxation of lockjaw and some cases it has been known to help plantar fasciitis on the soles of the feet. It has also been shown to help in the treatment of migraines.