Botox had been around for a long time, but it is a common treatment for many people. While some people prefer the cosmetic benefits, others find that Botox provides relief from pain, unwanted muscle contractions, and excessive sweating. If you would like to know more, keep reading.


Botox is commonly used to help fight the look of wrinkles. In fact, when you think of Botox, you may assume it's only for wrinkles because it does an amazing job of getting rid of facial wrinkles. It does this by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles. As the muscles relax, the wrinkles soften.

Botox is commonly used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. It is not designed to help with sagging or wrinkles caused by sun damage.

TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder affects the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. At first, TMJ disorder may start with some popping or clicking when you open your mouth, but as the condition progresses, it can lead to severe pain, jaw tension, lockjaw, and teeth grinding. Naturally, the teeth grinding only adds more stress to the joint.

Botox helps by freezing the irritated muscles, but it may take a few days before you start to notice pain relief. Botox for TMJ disorder has not been FDA approved, but in studies, it has been shown to significantly reduce pain while increasing mouth movement for about three months.

Muscle Contractions

When your muscles contract without warning, it can lead to a lot of problems. Plus, muscle contractions can range widely. Someone may have an irritating eye twitch, but another person may experience cervical dystonia. Other examples of unwanted muscle contractions include bladder problems, lazy eyes, and cerebral palsy.

Regardless of the cause, however, Botox can help stop those muscles from contracting. Since they don't have the proper nerve stimulation, they can't involuntarily contract.


Everyone gets a little hot on a summer day, especially if you're being active. However, if you suffer from excess sweating when it's not hot or you're not exerting yourself, you may suffer from hyperhidrosis. This condition can be embarrassing. Plus, lots of sweat means lots of moisture, which increases the risk of some skin conditions like a yeast infection.

Instead of freezing muscles, however, Botox stops hyperhidrosis by attacking the chemical that triggers sweat glands. However, once the Botox is out of the system after a few months, the hyperhidrosis will return.  

Botox is a great way to reduce the look of wrinkles, but it can also help with other conditions, including painful muscle contractions. If you would like to know more or if you want to schedule an appointment, contact a Botox provider in your area today.