Posted: December 6th, 2013

By: liverpoolCosmetic

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Treatment For Migraines, Cancer & Arthritis

Since 2006 Botulinum Toxin (Botox) has been promoted as a possible aid in the battle of fighting cancer, using the concept that it could assist by decelerating the growth of tumours by freezing.


Botox is the more widely known brand name for Botulinum Toxin, a product responsible and famous for muscle relaxing treatments around the world. However seven years on, rather than just being used for a non surgical Cosmetic Surgery, ‘super-jab’ it is known that the substance could also provide a type of pain relief, minus the side effects.


Last year following a review by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) publicised that Botox was used to relieve chronic pain associated with migraine, hence the Botox injections became available on the NHS to people whose lives were “severely blighted” by it.


With regards to cancer patients, it has been reported that a single injection may eradicate the need for powerful pain relief medication on a daily basis, which often cause side effects to the patient.


The properties of Botox injections cause the prevention of nerve cells from communicating to the muscles. Hence why it is incredibly popular for anti-ageing techniques, as when the muscles are inhibited from moving, it can delay the onset of wrinkles.


Another property of Botox is that it also provides pain relief,  however it has been avoided because of concerns that it may paralyse the area being treated. The positive aspect of the beauty super-jab is that it can be injected anywhere in the body, functioning by going straight to the spine, thus preventing pain signals being transmitted to the brain.


Professor Bazbek Davletov created the formula, saying: “Currently painkillers relieve lingering pain only temporarily and often have unwanted side-effects. An injection of this new molecule at the site of pain could potentially relieve pain for many months.”


Over the past year, we have noted an increase in Botox treatment and enquiries at Liverpool Cosmetic Clinic, and we are always happy to explain and discuss the treatment in detail so that you are fully informed.  The experienced expert doctor providing your treatment will assess your medical history to ensure the treatment is appropriate for you.


Liverpool Cosmetic Clinic urges you to always a highly qualified doctor for any Botox treatment, for your safety and to minimise any risks.


 Call today for further information: 07793 738456



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