Sheerluxe: 6 Surprising Uses of BOTOX®

22 Apr 2019 | Category: Medical

Dr Ross Perry was invited to provide expert information and insight into the range of surprising alternative potential uses for BOTOX®. 

BOTOX® or botulinum toxin is best known for its use in anti-ageing treatment, relaxing the appearance of wrinkles for younger-looking skin. But as Sheerluxe explained, there are a range of other medical uses too.

The feature summarised:

“Here’s 6 common ailments and disorders that surprisingly Botox can treat…”

1. Migraines

BOTOX® is licensed for the treatment chronic migraines and can be considered where the patient has suffered with severe and persistent migraines, which generally includes headaches and nausea. Dr Perry explained:

“A series of small injections are made into specific locations on the head and scalp. Some patients have seen excellent results where other treatments have failed.”

2. Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

BOTOX® is licensed for treatment of hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating. Dr Perry says:

“For underarm sweating, patients have generally tried a whole range of strong and even prescription-strength antiperspirants, but still find they have abnormal levels of sweat, which can cause embarrassment and social discomfort. In these cases, BOTOX® injections are very successful and is generally far preferable to surgery.”

Use of BOTOX® injections for excessive sweating is generally far preferable to surgery, which can be costly and not always with a great result.

injections syringe3. Acne

BOTOX® is a potential option for dealing with persistent acne, as it can work to reduce overproduction of sebum. However, Dr Perry warns that other options may be more appropriate:

“Although some patients having BOTOX® for cosmetic reasons do sometimes remark on the reduced pores, sweating and oiliness in the area, it certainly would not be the first choice of treatment – skin clinics now offer excellent laser and/or LED light therapies that would likely work better.”

4. Overactive Bladder

Use of BOTOX® for overactive bladder is a very specialised treatment which would normally be carried out by a urologist. A series of injections are placed into the bladder wall, where they work to relax the muscle and prevent it over squeezing. The procedure is uncomfortable at the time, but can then provide months of relief from stress or urge incontinence.

5. Decreases Excessive Drooling

Here, BOTOX® is injected into the salivary glands. It is quite a specialised treatment and only used in severe cases, as Dr Perry explains:

“…such as where drooling is the result of a neurological disorder and causes irritation for the patient.”

6. Crossed Eyes

The very first medical use of BOTOX was to treat ocular dystonias or blepharospasm and BOTOX still has a range of uses in this area today. By relaxing overactive muscles in the area, a calmer and more normal appearance and function can be restored. This is only used in severe cases, but as Dr Perry told Sheerluxe:

“…there are no real alternatives”

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Sheerluxe is an online lifestyle magazine featuring the latest fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle products and trends.

BOTOX® Wrinkle Treatment

Of course, the most common use of BOTOX® injections is for treating the signs of ageing.

Botulinum toxin is very powerful, so only a tiny amount is used. It is carefully and positioned where it will calm the movement of fine dynamic facial muscles, thereby reducing the appearance of lines for a younger look.

Dr Perry’s own injection techniques have been developed in order to create a natural-looking result which is never ‘fake’, ‘frozen’ or ‘overdone’.


dr ross perry cosmedicsDr Ross Perry

Dr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He is highly experienced in non-surgical cosmetic and medical treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers, where he has a reputation for excellent results that look entirely natural.

He has particular repute in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having carried out thousands of procedures in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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